On September 9th, Tom Ford hosted his Spring/Summer 2020 show at the Bowery subway station in New York City.
Juxtaposing glamor with grit, the collection cleverly blurred boundaries between luxurious dressing and streetwear. And do you know what else? It was undeniably unique.
Need more details? No problem. Read on for 5 things we can take away from Tom Ford’s SS20 range.
1. Satin is Taking on New Forms
Gone are the days where satin is confined to midi skirts and slip dresses. No, thanks to Tom Ford, satin will be dominating SS20 in the form of blazers, blouses, coats, shorts, pants—and even jumpsuits.
And the silky midi skirts that started off the whole movement? They’ll be revamped into unusual shapes and structures, including a fifties-inspired ballroom skirt. Swoon.
2. Leather is Sticking Around
You might have heard that leather is hitting the style scene for Autumn/Winter 2019/2020. But did you know that it’s going to stick around for SS20?
I’m talking leather shorts, culottes, and bralettes, as well as the traditional jacket.
When it comes to leather bralettes, put it this way: underwear as outerwear never felt so fierce.
3. Sportswear is Making a Comeback
It’s no surprise that Tom Ford chose to feature sportswear in his SS20 collection. After all, simple styling and athleisure wear are having a bit of a moment among fashionistas worldwide.
However, he gave it a modern luxe update in the form of shiny baseball caps and glossy gym shorts. And needless to say, I’m obsessed.
4. Tailoring is Just as Chic as Ever
Razor-sharp tailoring also popped up on the catwalk several times, but rarely alone. For instance, color-popping blazers were teamed with relaxed-fit culottes, jersey-style t-shirts, opaque pantyhose, and metallic heels.
We even saw tailored white overalls, which gives a whole new meaning to the term “working chic.”
5. Nineties Neon is Returning
Neon fanatics, rejoice! The eclectic hues that reigned supreme during the SS19 season will return in full force. High-vis-jacket-orange made an appearance, alongside hot pink and lime green.
On the other end of the spectrum, we also saw pastels, beige, white, and—rather unconventional for the season—black.
That said, as the collection was so diverse, nothing felt out of place. In fact, it all pulled together beautifully.
The great thing about the Tom Ford SS20 range is that it bridges the gap between luxury dressing and streetwear. It actively encourages the fusion of different fashion styles to create one-of-a-kind ensembles that express our personalities. And I’m all for it.