Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2012

The new Tom Ford Spring/Summer collection has dropped! It's a combination of slick, sexy signature Ford as some more feminine looks with a Western twist. Tom says "My focus is really old-fashioned...I want to do classic clothes. I don’t want to do trendy collections that swing around from season to season. I want to do things that will stay in a woman’s wardrobe a long time—quite ‘forever’ pieces. So I’m looking for consistency.”  
Tom Ford's signature look is effortlessly, naturally sexy. “Blouses with a loose, slouchy quality; something fitted at the waist, and with a bondage-y thing on the foot—my favorite is the wedge with the chain-strap! I’ve streamlined things more this season. I think I’m very classic, because what I do is always based on something you’ve seen before. And yes, maybe there’s something YSL about it. When I left off designing for women, I was at YSL so I’m working through that to be me, asking myself, What do I like? What defines your brand?” 


  On nails - Tom Ford, including darkest brown Bitter Bitch
Tom says that this Spring collection was inspired by the reactions to his first 2 collections.  “It seems people came looking for what they used to find from me—the ruched dresses, the shaggy fur jackets.” Tom says that while there is still a lot of his signature slick Gucci look, the difference is  the “worked” surfaces and immaculate fit - super luxe, super tailored, super sexy, like the electric violet fitted suit below: “They’re in double-stretch satin, so they hold you like Spanx!”  
The fringing and cowgirl style look is influenced by New Mexico, where Tom & his partner Richard have a ranch designed by Tadao Ando live part of the year. Tom also grew up in Texas.  
“We always go to three amazing Western shows in Santa Fe. Richard bought me a piece of barbed wire from the 1870s, which is where the idea for the twisted cuff originated. But then, you have to be careful with inspiration. There’s fringe, but I didn’t want to end up with a Pocahontas collection.”   Vogue.com

See the full collection over at Fulltime Ford.


  1. Great images of Santa Fe - would love to see more of his home there


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