A platform of a deserted subway station on the Bowery was the location Tom Ford chose for his Spring 2020 Ready-to-Wear Show, a fashion occasion that to many seemed as a stylish and subversive reinvention of the urban way of life.
As the designer himself has said, now it is the time for ease. This collection is an artistic expression of Tom Ford’s need to invest in simplicity, a way to “return to the kind of luxurious sportswear that America has become known for all over the world”. Judging by the result, we can safely say that the collection was a successful mixture of street attitude and high-end craftsmanship in a context of elevated casual chic. What Tom Ford is giving us right now, is the opportunity to stroll around the city in an utterly comfortable yet fashionably elaborate manner.
Satin skirts and blazers, elastic-waist nylon basketball shorts, jumpsuits, leather jackets, glossy breastplates (with colors inspired by Jeff Koons’s balloon dogs), seamed stockings and strappy metallic heels, along with numerous other pieces, form an eclectic story-telling set of modern-classic figures that channel some of Ford’s cultural references such as Andy Warhol, Luc Besson, Ursula Andress and Loulou de la Falaise. This is not just another collection but an amalgam of wearable style influences.
With more than 30 years in the industry, Tom Ford now looks more confident and inspired than ever.
CHANEL is known for its ability to remain resilient and timeless by creatively adapting to change and constantly infusing its philosophy with new elements, without changing its core. Finding your way into the future, or even the present, is not necessarily a piece of cake, especially when it comes to major brands like CHANEL who carry such an enormous legacy. To nobody’s surprise though, CHANEL always manages to stay relevant and its new collaboration with Pigalle is an accurate example of that achievement.
Founded in 2008 by Stephane Ashpool and representing the Parisian cool ethos, Pigalle is all about streetwear culture which is now expected to blend ideally with the CHANEL class in the upcoming capsule collection of the two brands. Inspired by an imaginative character named Sun Dog, the collection will include wolf-like features, a modern color palette with shades of off-white, pink, blue and yellow, and key pieces like side-striped sweatpants, texture jackets and colorblocked knitwear. Sneakers and leather motorcycle gloves are also to be hitting the stores, adding a sporty vibe to the whole concept.
The collaboration is coming to life in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the ANDAM Fashion Award and although we have only seen a preview of it, it is most definitely going to be epic!