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LFW: Tom Ford SS14

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One of the main themes of Tom Fords’ ss14 collection was clear from the start as a leather clad model walked down the runway. From rich, dark tan to glossy whites, Fords’ leather pieces were superbly crafted, with tailored silhouettes and impeccable embossed chevron and printed detailing. Revealing a structured chevron mini dress in the tan leather gave the first few of Fords’ looks a feel of Roman gladiators, helped by the addition of slightly less strappy gladiator sandals.

Ford then moved on to take inspiration from the 1960s, where monochrome and mini dresses stole the show. Using layered black laser cut fabric over white, Ford created beautifully detailed circle patterns adorning skirts and high neck dresses; both being aptly short. Ford delved briefly into the world of sports luxe through one particular look teaming the circle pattern monochrome skirt and a partially sheer black tank top. This look has done what Ford does best; he created a look that is simple yet sexy.

Sheer fabric also featured prominently in Fords’ latest collection. From the ribbon on sheer fabric dresses to nearly see through blouses, just enough skin was revealed, and the collection was kept night out ready whilst still being chic.

Added details came in Fords’ two suits, one black, and one white. Both were cinched in at the waist on the jacket, creating a peplum effect which showed and accented the shape of the model. Without this detail the jacket is cut wide. Suede also featured in this collection, in an extremely elegant jacket, skirt and top ensemble; where the suede was treated to be more detailed and textured.

Fords’ final looks took great inspiration from the 60s. Each dress was cut short and featured high shine mirror fabrics, broken up to look like tiny tiles. Figures were accentuated through use of black piping, adding to the 60s vibe. Two stunning jumpsuits, both in this extremely high shine material stole the show, giving a 60s theme a futuristic, space age vibe that was rather apt for the age of space he took his inspiration from.

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