Tom Ford came to play this season; masterfully blending styles, trends, eras and cultures into his Fall/Winter 2018 Ready-to-Wear Women’s collection. As a musical mixture of the Pointer Sisters and Hip Hop’s ode to California began to play, so did the clothes.
The coats came first, a clashing display of materials and colors that found furry animal prints sewn together with neon puffers and leather collars, bright red leopard paired with matching pants and a stunning patchwork fur trench with pink tint hanging off the shoulders of Joan Smalls.
Bold suits with fitted coats and skin tight pants dotted the collection in outrageous fabrics such as snake skin, metallic silver and red and green animal print. The leggings also appeared as separates in shining gold, rose gold and matte black, making the outfits look simultaneously effortless and sexy.
The neon colors, head bands and bold hoop earrings, styled by Carine Roitfeld, screamed of the 80’s, matched with fishnet tights and kitten heels, however Ford’s influence did not stop there. As blatant as those early hip-hop references were, there were also plenty of 60’s psychodellic and 70’s retro to go around.
Ford also jumped on the logo bandwagon this season with a sequined black sweater emblazoned with his signature atop a bold “Beverly Hills”, as well as the phrase “Pussy Power” appearing on bags and shoes, a clear reference to the current state of feminist affairs.
Written by: Elizabeth Kramsky
Visuals: Olga Sorokina
Illustration: Victoria Jenkins
Illustration: Nina Kosmyleva