A/W Menswear ’15:
Tom Ford kept things low-key for his A/W ’15 showroom presentation, inviting an intimate audience of industry insiders like Edward Enninful to view his London collection. Retro ’60s silhouettes were strung throughout, updated with smart tailoring that made Ford’s coats seem light on models’ shoulders. He played with graphic, monochromatic prints on lux dinner jackets and slim, mod trousers all cuffed at the ball of the heel—a straightforward look that certainly didn’t stray far from Ford’s opulent aesthetic.
Additional reporting by Kusi Tzarkusi.
Daphne Groeneveld and Binx Walton for Tom Ford:
Dutch models Daphne Groeneveld and Binx Walton are the official faces of Tom Ford’s S/S ’15 campaign. With sexy, minimal photography by Inez and Vinoodh and styling by Carine Roitfeld, it looks as though Ford is moving in a glam-rock, ’70s groupie direction for the upcoming season. Groeneveld is pictured topless with a dark eye, disheveled platinum hair and skin-tight, bell-bottom trousers. Walton shows much less skin in her shot, but still oozes with sex appeal. For her, Roitfeld paired a glimmering, gold bandage dress with oversized accessories and ball-busting, strappy platforms.
Gucci Rumor Update:
When Frida Giannini announced she’d be bowing out of her creative director position at Gucci, the fashion industry erupted with rumors about who would take her place. The label’s last-minute A/W ’15 menswear presentation proved to be a pivotal point in making this decision. Alessandro Michele, the designer who pulled together the genderless, bohemian collection in ten short days, will officially be taking Giannini’s place.
Throughout the past few months, people have thrown around big names like Joseph Altuzarra and Peter Dundas, but it always seemed like Givenchy Creative Director Riccardo Tisci or Gucci alumnus Tom Ford would be more obvious shoe-ins. As it turns out, we were all very wrong. We’re thrilled, however, to see what brilliance Michele will brew up in the future—Gucci desperately needed fresh, young talent.