Tom Ford: Varied, elegant designs
For a long time before launching his own label, Tom Ford was inspired by big fashion designers. This inspiration is still seen in some of his designs, for example the Chloé theme comes through in Tom Ford handbags with the signature fringes and the braided look. But also, strict geometry, elegant evening colors as well as the combination of glossy and matte materials are typical for Tom Ford.
Brand history by Tom Ford
Fashion designer Tom Ford had great role models for his own career. Calvin Klein, for example, was his idol already as a teen. But his designs were also remarkably influenced by his internship at the Chloé brand. He achieved his ultimate breakthrough during his time at Gucci and YSL in the 1990s.
Only in 2003, Tom Ford established his own brand for strategic reasons. It quickly grew into a global brand for men’s and women’s fashion. From 2007 onwards, the first Tom Ford boutiques opened, offering fashion, handbags, and other items in the premium price range. Today, stores exist in Europe, Asia, America, the Middle East and Russia.
Current assortment of the manufacturer
Fashion, sunglasses and perfumes as well as various stylish accessories for demanding men and women can be found in the brand’s stores. The core collection remains true to the beginnings of the Tom Ford brand. Tom Ford handbags, tote bags and backpacks are primarily made of leather in all variations and feature metal details. This is in line with the general fashion philosophy of the designer: His designs should be very feminine, almost resembling a “femme fatale” – with glittering, dazzling, extravagant nuances. Matching with this, the shoe collections in suede and delicate satin provide either great comfort for everyday life, or maximal elegance for an evening out. Straps, metal details on the heel or eye-catching yet fine zippers are also a distinctive feature of Tom Ford shoes. The current women’s collections by the designer are characterized by an innovative play with leather, shine and sophisticated eye-catching details. The men’s collections are equally elegant and held in fresh colors.
Current trends in Tom Ford handbags
The collections of Tom Ford handbags are based on two major themes: The bags in the 70s look feature fringes, wood beads, bleached leather and basic, geometric shapes. Another part of the handbags are reminiscent in style and size of Tom Ford’s time at Chloé. Handbags in black and silver, matte suede with shiny, metallic accents and dark colors like burgundy and braided leather details are 2017's trends for shoulder bags and shoppers.
For party occasions, Tom Ford offers handbags with glitter, sequins and gold-colored zippers. Light satin evening bags adorned with Swarovski stones also exist and provide a wonderfully elegant accessory to the fresh colors and geometric forms of Tom Ford's evening wear.