Tom Ford Archive

Tom Ford: ‘I wore a suit on set. It's a uniform… I feel weak in trainers’

As I enter the hotel suite, Tom Ford stands in silhouette against an industrial, ceiling-height window, the light refracted behind him in a sunburst. It’s an irresistible image, so perfect it almost had to be composed: both man and room shown off to their optimal effect. And, who am I kidding, it probably was. I had been checked at the door for a minute or …

How ‘See Now, Buy Now’ Is Rewiring Creativity

NEW YORK, United States — Fourteen campaign images. Six videos. A string of celebrity portraits. All in one day. “It was a large list of deliverables,” says photographer Inez van Lamsweerde, who, along with partner Vinoodh Matadin, was tasked with turning around all of the above in less than 24 hours. The client? Tom Ford, who staged an in-season runway show at New York Fashion …

From Gigi Hadid to emoji fashion – New York fashion week is looking to the future

Diane Von Furstenberg bowed out of the limelight at her own brand this weekend, ceding centre stage to the newly hired designer Jonathan Saunders. Donna Karan was at the DKNY show, but sedately on the front row rather than strutting the catwalk, after her retirement last year. The great houses of Calvin Klein and Oscar de la Renta are both keeping a low profile, finding …

Tom Ford’s New FW16 Collection Is the Designer’s First Ready-to-Buy

Tom Ford has been long-touted as one of the most important figures in the world of fashion innovation. From his famed suits and colognes to appearances in pop culture references (check Jay-Z’s track “Tom Ford”), the designer has blended borders between being a premiere fashion leader and a cultural icon. In Tom Ford’s newest push for innovation, the designer sees his brand embracing a new …

Over-the-knee boots set to be the shoe of the decade

Every era gets a shoe. The 60s had the Birkenstock, the 70s had the platform boot, the 80s had the stiletto and the 90s had the Doc Marten. Now we have the over-the-knee boot. Although Cavalli and Chanel have featured them in their collections since the early noughties, over-the-knee boots have only recently been popularised by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Kendall Jenner. Not …

Kanye West's Yeezy show: fake Malia Obama and terra firma bodycon

In the lead-up to his Yeezy Season 4 show, Kanye West ruffled some fashion feathers. The casting call for “multiracial women only” was branded controversial, and the last-minute announcement that the show would be streaming via Tidal had many thinking it would follow the non-traditional model of February’s Season 3 show (an album playback-cum-art installation). And in an interview with Vogue posted hours prior to …

Tom Ford Makes Comeback at Venice Festival With His Second Movie

VENICE, Italy — After a seven-year hiatus, Tom Ford is back to film making with thriller “Nocturnal Animals” premiering at the Venice Film Festival on Friday, and the busy fashion designer promises he will be back much sooner next time. “I opened a hundred stores, I had a child, life sort of took over and I didn’t find the right project for a few years,” …

Vivienne Westwood Combines Men’s and Women’s, Moves Show to London Men’s Week

Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler at the brand’s Autumn/Winter 2016 menswear show in Milan Vivienne Westwood Combines Men’s and Women’s, Moves Show to London Fashion Week Men’s (11 August 2016) Vivienne Westwood is combining its womenswear line, formally known as the Red Label, and its menswear line, formally known as the MAN Label, into one collection, which will be shown during London Fashion Week Men’s, …