Tom Ford Fall 2016: What I Loved

Tom Ford Fall 2016: What I Loved

Get me a pencil skirt, some sequins, and velvet everything. I'll be at the Carlyle mostly channeling 1972 with a touch of Midtown business, touch of downtown New York circa 1985. Isn't it amazing how clothes have the power to transport us to places that don't even really exist? Or do they exist?!

I digress! Let's get down to business. 

It's Fashion Week in New York City and Tom Ford kicked things off with his Fall 2016 collection last evening. Here's what I loved:

Pencil Skirts

Photos courtesy of Tom Ford via Vogue

In leather, sequins, tweed and a leopard print. I think it's interesting how Mr. Ford played with the seriousness of the same silhouette by varying the tops: the leather corseting formalizes the look and the deep v-neck sweater relaxes it. 

Sequins

Photos courtesy of Tom Ford via Vogue

I'll take all of these, thanks Tom. Can we talk about the skirt on Liya Kebede?! I think what is making these looks interesting is the simplicity of the silhouette- it's a pretty streamlined cut juxtaposed with the sequins, which dress it up. With such simple hair and makeup, these looks conveys a sense of comfortable confidence that I find myself drawn to in my own approach to getting dressed. 

And if by chance you need to find me, I'll be wearing the first dress pictured while hosting an intimate dinner party at this modern home in the desert in Utah. Come on by! Wear sequins.

via Ultramodern Style

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Velvet

Photos courtesy of Tom Ford via Vogue

This is just so good. It's timeless and yet fresh- that being one of the trickiest of fashion combinations to nail down. A velvet blazer, albeit pictured here on the guys, is such a solid addition to a woman's wardrobe. It can be dressed up, dressed down, belted, worn with a collared shirt for work, or a slip or camisole for something more fun. I have to mention the full length velvet coat over suit in the fourth image because it just might have been the best look of the whole show.

Overall, this collection left me feeling that fashion is alive. I didn't find the clothes mind-blowing, but they were powerful, interesting and relatable. And as someone who cares a lot about building a wardrobe that will hold my interest for a long time, I felt these pieces have the ability to do so. 

Now that Tom Ford is doing see now, buy now, let me know what you end up getting. 

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