Tom Ford focuses on his signature seductive glamour with a subtle yet chic collection

The Tom Ford Spring 2019 RTW collection was series set against the decadence and danger of the twilight of the Weimar era, with an illicit, after-dark glamour.

“I became a designer,” Tom Ford said, “because I wanted to make men and women feel more beautiful and to empower them with a feeling of confidence. A feeling of knowing that they looked their best and could then present their best selves to the world. I wanted to make clothes that were flattering. That make one look taller and slimmer and more beautiful or more handsome.”

The collection features skirtsuits cinched with corsets, deconstructed Le Smokings, men’s jackets on women cut in silk satin, lace slips peeking from the hem of ruched skirts to the knee, and 1970s-by-way-of-the-’90s caped jersey gowns.

The color palette was black, white, skin-tone hues, and palest lilac.

“I feel that fashion has somehow lost its way a bit, and it is easy for all of us to be swept up in trends that have lost touch with what women and men want to actually wear,” Ford wrote. The implication being he includes himself in that estimation.

Go backstage and feel the excitement of Tom Ford’s overly glamorous Spring collection.