True to form, Tom Ford delivered a covetable showcase for Autumn/Winter 2015. After quaffing champagne, and mingling with the sprinkling of menswear aficionados we strolled into the showroom at Tom Ford’s London HQ to be pleasantly surprised at the relaxation of his “no photos” policy. Finally, the godfather of menswear allowed photos during his preview. This time around Mr. Ford built a clean white set lit by two huge soft boxes for the unveiling and snapping of his sartorial creations.
Promising to run through “30 looks in 3 minutes”, Tom Ford ushered a 60s-styled menswear parade. Leaner silhouettes, narrower lapels, and skinny ties were served and of note to us were the black-and-white patterned jackets, cropped shearling layered over denim and bags with eye-catching exteriors. Turtlenecks had a lot of play, seen in varied looks and styled as a basic first layer under jumpers, jackets, and shirts.
As the menagerie of models strutted out onto the set, a keen look at their feet revealed Chelsea boots mixed in with casual looks and trainers paired with formalwear –– somewhat of a shift towards a younger vibe from Ford’s dandy styling preferences over the years. As for eveningwear, any guy in Tom Ford FW15 will surely stand out from the pack. Optical monochrome prints on silk and velvet jackets were the heyday of the formalwear offering and formalwear was the heyday of this classic and commercial collection.
All the looks were snapped by Benjamin Lawley