Tom Ford decided to break the tradition and instead of unveiling his fall designs in the framework of London Fashion Week, he presented his devastatingly beautiful Tom Ford fall/winter 2015-2016 collection in Los Angeles yesterday night, just in time for the Oscar weekend. Covering the catwalk with white rose petals, he sent out his glamour meets urban chic collection for the 500 guests, of which 270 were in the entertainment industry, including Best Actress nominees Reese Witherspoon and Julianne Moore, as well as Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Gwyneth Paltro, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson and others. “I’d better give them some showmanship. I thought, It never snows in Los Angeles. Let’s make it snow rose petals,” he said after his star-studded and glam show.
Although Ford explained his move from London to Los Angeles just because of his love for the City of Angels and the great interest in cinematography, it was more than obvious that the proximity of the Oscar night had much influenced his decision. There were a couple of glam evening dresses showcased as well, which ask for the Sunday red carpet and we can already imagine Miley making an appearance in the sexy black number fusing sheer materials with satin and velvet. Anyways, the ambitions of Ford didn’t distract him from his main mission – presenting wow-worthy designs that will cater to both the Hollywood stars and all the other admirers of the Ford aesthetic.
Versatility is the first thing that catches the attention when looking through the Tom Ford fall/winter 2015-2016 collection, as it features both casual denims and luxury furs, daytime looks and glamorous evening ensembles with a high dose of Ford sexiness. We saw both muted autumn-ready colors including blacks, browns and khakis, as well as an abundance of pops of brights put together in Californian rainbow patterns and patchwork used to inject a 1970s flair to the denim designs. The opening three tiered frocks brought distinctive Victorian motifs to the scene, while the khaki pieces radiated military chic. Of course, we saw an abundance of luxury fur quite often featuring sexy leopard motifs for an higher impact. Especially outstanding were the combinations of the fur with denim in single looks, like in case of the patched blue and black long coat topping the Seventies style knee-length jean skirt and the black turtleneck, all finished off with a pair of blue suede boots with black leather inserts and a statement necklace.
In addition to the big proportions of patchwork used, the cowgirl fringing a la Wild West, macramé and the game of textures and layering were other details that revealed the great craftsmanship behind these designs, turning them into lust-worthy pieces we want to add to our fall wardrobes right away. In line with this, the Tom Ford fall/winter 2015-2016 collection also featured sharply tailored and neat looks quite appropriate for wearing to the office.
Mixing bohemia with a laidback casual mood for fall, Ford didn’t forget about his glam evening ensembles and sent out seven models dressed in floor-length crafty gowns at the finale of the show, the first two of which mixed bright graphic motifs with rich velvet, silk and sequins. The rust sequined dress screamed Hollywood glamour, while the following four total black designs put the accent on the interesting texture and detail combinations utilizing lots of fringing, see-through materials and unexpected cut-outs.
Throughout the show, the looks were accessorized with oversized knot necklaces and long earrings, as well as tiny bags and killer footwear options. The hair of the models was pulled back into effortless braided updos with messy finishes, while the makeup was bold with lots of tan blush added to the temples.
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