Tom Ford capitalised on the star power in LA for the Oscars weekend, and kickstarted NYFW with a show full of West coast charm…
New York Fashion Week began with bang, courtesy of Tom Ford’s AW20 show in the unexpected location of Los Angeles.
Reflective of the setting, the collection was, in Ford’s own words, “very L.A.” — there were cutaway dresses in crystal and lace, destined to be worn by one of the stars sat on the front row, brightly coloured tie-dye made for Malibu weekends and Coachella-style feathered earrings that fit perfectly into the California scene.
Inspired by a photograph taken by Bob Richardson in 1967, which captured Baron Alexis De Waldner and Donna Mitchell, the collection conveyed the L.A. vibe throughout with a chic, yet laid-back aesthetic.
Spring’s love of denim returned in patchwork form via jeans and skirts which were paired with slogan tees and oversized jackets — showing silhouettes that were wearable, and yet still luxurious.
This easy-to-throw-on mood continued into as series of reinvented sportswear, as Tom Ford revealed sleeve-less sweatshirts elevated by houndstooth skirts and silver pumps, and tracksuit pants, worn with shows-topping tops that fell effortlessly to the runway floor.
It was a show made for the star-studded clientele to take note with red carpet-ready looks, and for inspiration on what to wear after the after party.