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Tom FordSpring Summer 2015 London

Runway Review
9/15/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Tom Ford's Spring 2015 collection was unmerciful and defiant in its sultriness and ferocity: a clear tribute to glam rock which was fitting since he's dressed so many rock stars in his day. Messy shag haircuts à la Joan Jett kicked off the looks while strong, kohl-bordered eyes steeped the ensembles even further in sexiness and bewitchment. Colossal platform sandals made sure the models were imposing and magnificent: a trend we haven't seen in sometime given the industry's current obsession with sneakers and trek-inspired sandals. The pieces to follow were svelte, glitzy, and bejeweled.

Ford has a storied career in fashion, thus he pulled inspiration from his own designs from the late Nineties. There was also an undeniable influence of Hedi Slimane's current rock-n-roll proclivities at Saint Laurent, though the assortment at hand mostly referenced Ford's time at Gucci - tougher, more radical, and more exciting of course. No pairings exuded that spirit more than sequin tops and long-sleeve flared trousers: impossible-to-miss and incredibly easy to wear.

All of the getups were powerful, but a few stood out including a sequin-embellished babydoll style dress with a leather waistband and cups that showed it all except for their carefully-placed adornment, a long-sleeve illusion number that left little to the imagination, a white, long-sleeve cutout design with a black chiffon train, and a grommet-studded piece that was heavy metal both literally and figuratively: absolutely incendiary and rebellious.

A gold bandage dress was unabashedly seductive, while another gold metallic number had starburst motifs at the cups for a literal explosion of sensuality. A black maxi dress almost felt modest save for its harness top that was a steamy slip away from complete upper body exposure and a high-neck chiffon gown only hid Maartje Verhoef's most private parts with flirty rosettes.

The looks were still stimulating even when Ford lowered the intensity. Sheer, black thigh-highs were shown with almost every ensemble and trousers still hugged tightly to the curves and waists to accentuate the female form.

The concept here was as far from nonchalant or relaxed as one could get, but it all felt consistent and important to the bold and dare-to-bare attitude that is a frequent topic in the fashion conversation right now. Despite its inspiration from decades past, the collection felt current and perfect for Ford. This lane is indeed good for the brand, though it might shock a few.

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9/15/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Tom Ford's Spring 2015 collection was unmerciful and defiant in its sultriness and ferocity: a clear tribute to glam rock which was fitting since he's dressed so many rock stars in his day. Messy shag haircuts à la Joan Jett kicked off the looks while strong, kohl-bordered eyes steeped the ensembles even further in sexiness and bewitchment. Colossal platform sandals made sure the models were imposing and magnificent: a trend we haven't seen in sometime given the industry's current obsession with sneakers and trek-inspired sandals. The pieces to follow were svelte, glitzy, and bejeweled.

Ford has a storied career in fashion, thus he pulled inspiration from his own designs from the late Nineties. There was also an undeniable influence of Hedi Slimane's current rock-n-roll proclivities at Saint Laurent, though the assortment at hand mostly referenced Ford's time at Gucci - tougher, more radical, and more exciting of course. No pairings exuded that spirit more than sequin tops and long-sleeve flared trousers: impossible-to-miss and incredibly easy to wear.

All of the getups were powerful, but a few stood out including a sequin-embellished babydoll style dress with a leather waistband and cups that showed it all except for their carefully-placed adornment, a long-sleeve illusion number that left little to the imagination, a white, long-sleeve cutout design with a black chiffon train, and a grommet-studded piece that was heavy metal both literally and figuratively: absolutely incendiary and rebellious.

A gold bandage dress was unabashedly seductive, while another gold metallic number had starburst motifs at the cups for a literal explosion of sensuality. A black maxi dress almost felt modest save for its harness top that was a steamy slip away from complete upper body exposure and a high-neck chiffon gown only hid Maartje Verhoef's most private parts with flirty rosettes.

The looks were still stimulating even when Ford lowered the intensity. Sheer, black thigh-highs were shown with almost every ensemble and trousers still hugged tightly to the curves and waists to accentuate the female form.

The concept here was as far from nonchalant or relaxed as one could get, but it all felt consistent and important to the bold and dare-to-bare attitude that is a frequent topic in the fashion conversation right now. Despite its inspiration from decades past, the collection felt current and perfect for Ford. This lane is indeed good for the brand, though it might shock a few.


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