TOM FORD | Spring 22 RTW

Laidback, athleisure-ly shapes, however these were not house clothes. Not in the least. Tom took us through racer back tanks, basketball shorts, track pants in neon, fuchsia, orange, acid green and pool blue sequins.To finish the look: an oversize satin blazer in another bright color and accessories in the form of a crystal studded choker and barrettes, and a towering pair of satin heels seemed to be the full motif. Reminded me of the 90’s yet again. I could’ve been bored but I’m never not loving for that era.

The incomparable designer noted that “Photogenic clothes today by their very nature mean that they are not at all timid… My clothes this season are simple in cut but not in impact.” Then he went on to quote the imminently quotable Diana Vreeland: “I know it’s a lot but is it enough?”

IT IS NEVER ENOUGH FOR US.

No gowns or tuxedos, but a lot of sparkle. In addition to the sequins and satin, there were jean jackets encrusted with gilt chains, leopard spot lamé tailoring, and masses of gold necklaces worn over shirts unbuttoned down to there and knotted at the navel, and lots and lots of metallic ribbed knits.

It has been dubbed razzle, dazzle leisurewear.