Tom Ford’s Fall Collection Is Gaudy, Garish…And Totally Fabulous

Tom Ford's Fall Collection Is Gaudy, Garish & And Totally Fab

Tom Ford‘s return to the runway yesterday at London Fashion Week was a Show with a capital “S”.

His theme was “Cross Cultural Multi Ethnic” and his interpretation shoved any hint of subtlety clean off the table, with multicolored sequin bomber jackets paired with bedazzled pants, jumbo puffer parkas rendered in leopard print furs, and a handful of embellished hoodies for good measure. He made good, too, on his promise to employ a bevy of international references. Tribal printed caftans and slouchy boots were followed swingy fringed leather that recalled the American West. Looking East to kimono shapes and Chinese prints, the designer sent out a series of fur lined coats in lurid brights that are sure to be a hit with his more adventurous customers.

Ford’s work is never quite designed with a wallflower in mind, of course, but this collection in particular harkened back to some of his most decadent work for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent — and then upped the ante (and the saturation) by a few notches.

We shudder to think of the price point for some of these over-the-top, ornate pieces, but that certainly won’t stop us from hightailing it up to Madison Avenue to gawk at them on the rack.

See photos from the show, and learn more about Ford’s inspiration and collection below:

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