TOM FORD MENSWEAR SS2016 collection was inspired by the fusion of art, music and film found at Andy Warhol's factory in the mid sixties. The sharp tailoring in classic tonic mohair and traditional high twist wool suitings, is reflective of the "gallerist" or the monied clientele of the time that were trying to buy into this subculture.
Jackets are notched lapel and worn with narrow and slightly cropped pants. Suits are often shown with a waistcoat with the latest accessory: TOM FORD has made the pocket watch relevant once again by creating a chain and watch fob designed to fit an APPLE I WATCH.
Two-piece suits, are shown in muted jewel tones crossed with black and worn with tonal shirts and ties with engineered stripes. Silver tie-bars finish the looks. Footwear is classic, handmade and highly polished.
Less formal daywear also draws inspiration from New York and London in the mid-sixties: from a classic Mac layered over a slim denim jacket and a mock neck jumper to leather and suede looks with iconic slim-fitting biker jackets.
Harringtons, and patchwork suede jackets in deep tones of rust and orange are worn over mock neck knitwear in strong colors such as orange and turquoise. These looks are paired with a jean-cut tailored mohair trouser which gives them a finished stylized look. Casual daywear is worn with square-toed, high-shine, leather or suede slip-on loafers.
Evening further reflects the obsession with pop-art and celluloid culture which was pervasive in the late 60s. Jackets are characterized by a play on light refraction and kaleidoscope effects, printed on tonic silk hopsack fabrics or in multi-colored, refraction-effect jacquards. These looks are shown with a traditional tuxedo trouser with a satin stripe and patent slip-on loafers.