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Tom Ford – LFW Day 4

21-02-2013   


In fact, it was one of the most highly anticipated shows. For who could resist the allure of the elusive Tom Ford, who was so openly insistent on avoiding showing here in past years?
The collection itself is really just a combination of vivacity and old-school glamour. So where do we even begin? Well, the collection is ‘Cross Cultural Multi Ethnic’, which basically sums up the inspiration.
The fabrics used were lavish and intricate and the clashing prints were unique and chic. In my humble opinion, this collection is simply fabulous.
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Take this hoodie and trouser combination, for example. Well, without seeing a picture, that seems slightly menial for a fashion week, doesn’t it? But in reality, Tom Ford has taken this in a completely different direction. The trousers are crafted from a delicate lace; they fall in a fashion which is light and airy, and although there are glimpses of skin, they speak of sophistication rather than vulgarity. The hoodie’s base colour is a bedazzled ochre, and the complimentary blues, bronzes and ivories appear to contour the shoulders and sculpt the torso. In fact, by applying such luxurious fabrics to such a widely- used silhouette, this outfit automatically becomes both current and coveted.
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Tom Ford seemed to be fond of embellishments too this season. They were comic book-esque explosions, you know the ones with the onomatopoeias in the middle? Yeah, those, they made a pretty spectacular appearance on the runway, most notably on this draped black dress; they provided an almost ‘geek-chic’ look without being stereotypically so. Moreover, the bright colours contrasted against the darkness of the dress; and the understated elegance, conveyed through the high neckline and long sleeves, contrasted against the jagged edges and youthful tone of the embellishments.
Finally, this gown. I don’t think my words can do this any justice. My thoughts?
Wowser.
Sophie Lau




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