The Tom Ford Spring 2021 RTW collection was a mood board of an upbeat, glamorous lineup of volume, spirited animal and floral prints, and a certain amount of kaftans.
“What this collection is for me: the hope of a happier time. Still a somewhat casual moment as it relates to fashion but a time in which we need clothes that make us smile. Clothes that make us feel good,” sad the designer.
This manifested through bright makeup looks to complement the breezy and characteristically sexy fashion, much of which boasted zingy floral or animal prints. During these trying times, Ford looks ahead and provides an extravagant yet appropriate dose of verve for the present moment.
Through vivid clashing zebra and leopard prints, tie-dye, tassels, crochet and a spirited color palette of fuchsia, icy blue, electric blue, tangerine and royal purple, he achieved exactly what he had set out to do: “I think we wanna smile!” And though the presentation wasn’t quite as extravagant as his previous showcase, it still felt true to Tom’s after-dark DNA.
Tom Ford brought back archived designer elements from his days at the helm of Gucci with shirts unbuttoned to the waist, lively patterns, figure-hugging silhouettes and statement sunnies appeared throughout.