For Autumn/Winter 2015, Tom Ford Womenswear presents a bohemian vision of the confident, urban woman. The collection has echoes of edgy, mid-seventies minimalism and a sexy take on vintage Californiacool. There is an abundance of covetable daywear. Denim gets an ultra-luxe twist: Curve-hugging pencil skirts and opulent jeans merge denim tops with vibrant, hand-appliquéd color blocking, or panels of ocelot fur. The look is a nod to 1970’s patchwork leather, but reimagined in a clean, sumptuous, modern way. Inspired by seventies’ gypsy and peasant tops but tailored in black to sophisticated perfection, this new look combines assertive femininity with a carefree spirit. Denim is also revamped in a patchwork jacket made of indigo fur. The patchwork look becomes a head-turning fur coat comprised of shades of brown and cream.
Ultra-wearable pencil skirts, made of bands of earth- and metallic-toned macramé, also capture California’s handcrafted, bohemian ease. A jet-black version of the macramé skirt is worn with a delicate, pleated leopard-print blouse or a slinky, cashmere-and-fur sweater. The Autumn-Winter collection also introduces army-green pencil skirts and riding pants.
Ravishing jackets for day revamp casual silhouettes like hooded parkas and shearlings from extraordinarily luxe materials, creating dynamic contrast with the sexy skirts and the collection’s new strappy heels, made from color-blocked panels of metallic leather. Leather and fur are fused in artisanal ways: a hooded parka is made from chevron-patterned fur and finished with black leather edging reminiscent of Santa Fe, New Mexico.