TOM FORD SS2016 Womenswear delivers a collection Imbued with unconstrained, racy glamour. With an edgy, urban attitude, it pairs fluid jumpsuits with sky-high stilettos; hip-skimming cargo pants with loose, sexy tanks, and daring mini skirts with lightweight coats thrown nonchalantly on top. Tom Ford chose to debut the collection with a high-octane video directed by Nick Knight, featuring Lady Gaga alongside models Mica Arga, Lexi Bolling, Kayla Scott, Xaio Wen Ju, Valery Kaufman, Aymeline Valade and Lida Fox. Strutting to a new rendition of the disco anthem ‘I Want Your Love’ that was specially recorded by Lady Gaga, the models present the entire collection in a three-and-a-half-minute-long, celebratory dance-off.
Says Tom Ford, “I wanted to present a collection in a cinematic way that was designed from its inception to be presented online. I have always loved the ‘70s TV show ‘Soul Train,’ which was as much about the clothes as the music; inspired by that, the video captures the spirit of the collection in a way that a traditional runway show would not have done.” Daytime silhouettes are loose and liberating. Slouchy cargo pants in olive green, black or white are finished with the signature TOM FORD oversized zipper at the pockets and are worn with a draped, twisted top or knit trapeze tank. Slinky, shoulder-baring jumpsuits have an irresistible, all-day and all-night-long ease, especially when paired with the collection’s open-back, ankle strap pump. Fluid, straight-legged tuxedo trousers are paired with a lace-on-net, oversized tank and boxy, eyelet sports coat.
The confident TOM FORD woman also steps out in leg-baring mini-skirts this season. Crafted in deluxe fabrications like antelope-and-knit, trapunto leather with metal rings, and fur patchwork with an asymmetrical hem, they are worn with a sexy, long-sleeve T-shirt or leather top, or a sequined, animal-moiré tank. Boxy, lightweight sports coats and printed pony coats are the effortless cover-up.
For evening, the cargo pant is paired with a menswear-inspired, peak-lapel tuxedo jacket. Long-sleeve T-shirt dresses are cut from body-skimming silk jersey and fluted-sleeve mini dresses in vibrant prints evoke the exuberance of the disco era. The boxy coat gets an ultra-deluxe expression in gold, embossed crocodile. Ultra-short cocktail dresses sheath the body in shimmering embroidery, from a fitted, bustier dress to an animal-moiré version of the oversized, boyfriend shirt. Floor-length evening dresses make an even stronger impact with steeply dipping necklines and anatomical blocks of sequined color showcase curves with sultry chic.