Tom Ford Returns to NYFW

By: Harriette Hauske

Not only did Tom Ford return to New York Fashion Week after a two-year break, but he also returned to his roots.

“Hopefully I will look like what I’ve always looked like,” Ford told New York Magazine.

The designer’s Spring 2018 ready-to-wear collection recaptures his signature aesthetic: ‘90s glamour, tailored menswear, and as always, sex appeal.

A blast from the past

Whether it was the bold, bright colors, the billowing jackets, or the mini dresses, Ford’s Spring 2018 show dripped in trends from the ‘90s. The Business of Fashion wrote, “The steamy athleticism of tanks, rolled shorts and track pants mirrored moments of his time at Gucci” in the 1990s.

Menswear influence

It’s no secret that a fitted, menswear suit is a Tom Ford staple. For his new collection, the designer put his suit-tailoring talent toward his women’s clothing. His new women’s jackets featured bold-shoulders and expertly cut lapels. The jackets were featured in a variety of colors and paired with absolutely everything – pants, shorts, skirts and dresses – making them classy, chic and sexy.

Lots of skin

You don’t need a fashion degree to know that Tom Ford lives for sex appeal, and he offered it in many ways in his new collection. Models were dressed in short, sequin micro-dresses, mirroring the designer’s work at Saint Laurent. Sexy, hip-flashing jumpsuits were paired with low-slung, slouchy trousers. One model wore glittery bikini briefs paired with an oversized blouse. Even the glamorous eveningwear dresses that consumed the second half of the show were shear, revealing and sexy.

From the industry’s top models (namely Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner), to the celebrity-packed audience (including Cindy Crawford, Kim Kardashian and Chaka Khan), to the sexy, chic clothing, Tom Ford’s collection was one to remember.

As said on Fashionista, “The shamelessly fancy event he put on at the Park Avenue Armory Wednesday night might be just what the industry needed to put its faith back in NYFW.”

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