01 March 2011
Tom Ford's menswear exhbits a sleek, modern quality similar to Dolce and Gabbana and DSquared2 but with much more mystery and refinement. His Spring 2011 collection showing at Ford's Manhattan was the first runway show I had seen where the garments shown actually lived. It was as if every piece had a story to tell, a personality to exhibit. Fashion has fallen so out of touch with the principles of design and places too much focus on the garment as a product to be sold and distributed. On his return to the world of fashion when he left out of dissatisfaction with industry practices, Ford says, "I decided I would never go back to fashion until I had something new to say, until I could have fun creating fashion again. It had become really formulaic." Tom Ford is one of my greatest inspirations because he cultivates the organic experience that creates beautiful fashion. Check out my fave photos after the jump.