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NYFW: Tom Ford SS2020

All images by Alessandro Lucioni c/o

Essential, not to be interpreted as simple, is the key to the Spring collection by Tom Ford.

The collection set in the old Bowery subway station, now closed to the public, was a showcase of casual clothes mixed with formal cuts. On the location, the American designer and new president of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), said to have been particularly inspired by Isabelle Adjani and Christopher Lambert in Luc Besson’s 1985 film “Subway” and from a picture dating back to 1965 depicting Andy Warhol and Edie Sedgwick coming out of a manhole.

The choice of the subway is not accidental, if you think of the strong social characterisation that this possesses in the American collective democratic imagination and the commitment of Ford in the revaluation of New York Fashion Week. “I think it is a time for ease and in that way a return to the luxurious sportswear that America has become known from all over the word”, Ford said.

A revaluation of American comfort and style that also extends itself to the collection, mainly characterized by long balloon skirts combined with t-shirts, silk blazers with hard lines, nylon shorts, baseball caps, jumpsuits and swimsuits with sexy cut-outs.

words Ludovica Mucci


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