Tom Ford made his glorious return to New York Fashion Week after a year on Wednesday to premiere his Spring 2018 collection. This season, the designer stepped away from the See-Now-Buy-Now model he previously adopted, so the glamorous, ’90’s-inspired collection won’t be available for about another six months or so, unfortunately. Here, five must-know highlights from the Tom Ford Spring 2018 Ready-to-Wear show.
#1. The runway show took place at the Seventh Regiment Armory, a historic brick building situated on New York’s Upper East Side. The venue was transformed into a neon pink-lit space. the 18th-century structure is currently leased by Park Avenue Armory, a non-profit organization that uses the landmark as an alternative arts space for exhibitions, installations, and thanks to Tom Ford, fashion shows.
#2. Anyone who is someone was in attendance at last night’s show. The celebrity-filled front row included the likes of Chaka Khan, Cindy Crawford, Cardi B, Naomi Campbell, Julianne Moore, and Gwendoline Christie. Karlie Kloss, Helena Christensen, Doutzen Kroes, and Jessica Kahawaty were in attendance too.
#3. Tom Ford muse Binx Walton opened and closed the show. At the start of the show, she walked out to the soundtrack of David Bowie’s “Fame” wearing a rose gold shorts-suit, a chainmail top, and pink stilettos. She closed the show in a body-hugging gown with sequined long sleeves.
#4. Other models to walk the show include Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, Mica Arganaraz, Vittoria Ceretti, and more. As for the hair and makeup, models wore side-swept coifs paired with glittery, abstract kohl.
#5. The collection played on ’90’s style, and featured exaggerated shoulders on almost every look, neon colors, parkas, and slouchy trousers. The show was separated into daywear and evening.