Tom Ford Fall Winter 2013

Wow. Tom Ford has lost the plot. If you are going to keep your fashion shows very secretive for seasons, then come to the realization that no one gives a damn when your photos are released months later, so you decide to stage a big show, at least show us something beautiful. This was not beautiful. This was a gong show of ultra tacky glam wear, sort of the worst of Italian fashion meets eighties couture times one hundred. Tom Ford should have just kept his collection a big secret and spared us this eyesore.

I love…

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the lovely shapes of this tailoring.

I loathe…

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when Tom Ford looks like House of Holland.

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when Tom Ford looks like Miu Miu.

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when Tom Ford looks like Roberto Cavalli.

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patchwork overdose.

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a massive fashion eyesore.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • http://www.imtheitgirl.com/ anya

    This is SO bad, I can’t ever fathom it. Well, at least his men’s stuff is still super nice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shelley.saxton1 Shelley Saxton

    ugh!-from Longmont Co

  • Rajan Sami

    His recent womenswear work is highly derivative of his own work at Gucci…which brings us to whether Tom Ford is still relevant? What’s surprising is how even the somewhat independent critics like Cathy Horyn did not tear this collection to threads – clearly it’s okay to go after smaller, independent designers but the bigger, established names (with sizeable businesses to boot) can do no wrong. Case in point is Alexander Wang, who many critics often panned as derivative and unoriginal but who we are now to believe is the second coming. Very disappointed in mainstream fashion journalism.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Yes, there was a piece that reminded me of a printed kimono he did for Gucci, although I’d already written my review by the time I recognized the reference, and didn’t bother to mention it.

    I agree that it is shocking that critics like Horyn didn’t trash this show. Maybe they saw something we didn’t? Like a bunch of A-list celebrities on the front row that made the show seem more exciting? I don’t know.

    And you’ve made an interesting point about Wang. The thing is, he does make great stuff. But he shouldn’t be compared to the big luxury brands, because he is essentially a super cool t-shirt brand. Although I presume that’s set to change now that he is at Balenciaga. This will be interesting to see, as it’s a known fact that a high end designer can easily do fast fashion, but going the opposite way is remarkably more difficult.

    p.s. Nice to head from you Rajan!

  • Anthony

    If you combine the worst of Emanuel Ungaro and Bob Mackie you get TOM FORD

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Bob Mackie! Haven’t heard that name in a while. You’ve nailed it on the head. Wonder when that brand is going to be re-launched?

  • Paige

    Every time Tom Ford releases a new collection I die a little bit inside. His collections for YSL and Gucci are literally some of my all-time favourite collections, EVER. Even his menswear is flawless. So, each season, I think… “This will be the comeback I’ve been waiting for.” It never is. I feel like a junky, holding out for a fix that’s been out of reach for nearly 10 years now. Sigh.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    I wasn’t a fan of what he did at YSL, but Gucci was amazing. Legendary collections, all of them.

  • Nat

    The first photo was my favorite of the entire collection. I have a feeling that he is still trying to find his place outside of what he did in Gucci. Anyway I miss him in Gucci.

  • Nat

    YSL was better without him for sure.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    I think we all miss him at Gucci.