tom ford autumn/winter 15
From Op Art dinner jackets to jeans and tennis shoes, Tom Ford talked i-D through his latest menswear collection.
Tom Ford was on jaunty, to-the-point form as he welcomed a select bunch of journalists into his plush HQ in Victoria and presented his latest menswear collection. Here's what the Texan tastemaker had to say:
"With the tailoring, cuts are streamlined, lots of shirts and ties, very graphic with simple black ties, white shirts with tiny collars, a flatter shoe than we usually do. We haven't shown suits in a couple of seasons, because we started the sportswear collection, which we were really emphasising. This suit shape is a little different than we've had before. Less fitted, softer shoulder and boxier silhouette, slim pants, tiny checks. Everything looks simple and is cashmere double-faced. Everything is made in Italy, except for the jeans, which are made in America. Tennis shoes we launched last season. They have been very successful, so we've worked on a new shoe."
"Jeans, which we launched last season. We have three different fits. It's not designed to give you a different silhouette. It's for different body types, to give everyone the same narrow hip and slim leg."
"Evening is a huge business for us and this season we've worked hard to reinvent classic evening. There are two different groups this season. One, worn with no socks, roll necks, very modern, very simple. And very graphic, Op Art jackets, smaller bow ties, slim leg."
Text Stuart Brumfitt
Photography Mitchell Sams