Tom Ford Brings Exquisite Tailoring And Ultra-Glamour For FW24 in Milan

Emma Hodgson   |   23-02-2024

Iconic French singer-songwriter Françoise Hardy and the statuesque models captured on Polaroid by the legendary German-Australian photographer Helmut Newton both inspired creative director Peter Hawkings for his Tom Ford Winter 2024 collection.

Perfection through exact tailoring, richly coloured makeup and the allure of a pair of sunglasses all added to the overall impact of the silhouettes revealed on the runway in Milan today.

In the notes which accompanied the show, the house explained that at the core of the new season collection was “a strong and confident character who dresses with sharp immediacy, pushing the Tom Ford ethos forward.”

The silhouette for the season is long and elongated with textured accents – fringing, cutouts, slashes and treated skins. 

Meanwhile, signatures are reiterated in the juxtaposition of tailoring and flow, of exacting precision and louche abandon. 

Elsewhere, blazers and blouses are paired with shorts as wide as miniskirts. Military-inspired coats are formal yet feminine. Dresses, either long or short, cover and expose. 

While high-heeled shoes, neatly designed clutches and square-framed sunglasses enhance an ultra-glamorous mood.

The palette of the season is black, navy, and white which is punctuated with vibrant shades of purple, from Parma to ultraviolet, and lusciously lit with gold, as a whole surface or as hardware. 

Materials add depth and invite touch: voluminous felt, moleskin, patent leather, bouclé wool, light satin jersey, wool and silk twill, lustrous barathea, slubbed velvet, silk and canneté wool, wool and silk tailoring.