Last night, I attended the launch of Tom Ford's spring/summer 2016 collection in Jeddah.
It was a classy event hosted by the flawless Aram Kabbani, meeting whom was an absolute pleasure! She is a woman of countless talents. From personal styling to image & brand consulting, she's done it all! Given her exquisite style, I think she was the perfect host for Tom Ford.
"Impeccable" is the word I would use to describe Tom Ford.
Some history about Ford: After pursuing various fields, he fell in fashion when he joined Parson's School of Design. He's best known for reviving Gucci in the 90s, transforming it into a sexy, coveted brand with his bold designs. Everything he touched since turned to gold! He also directed Yves Saint Laurent under the Gucci Group. After a decade of working with Gucci, he moved on to launch his own brand.
He's also the director behind the very well-received & extremely stylish film, "A Single Man".
His latest collection consisted of some very polished designs. You would stand out with a Tom Ford piece, because he does it like no other!
I took pictures of some of the pieces I liked in the store.
When it comes to colors, I don't usually like green but I was really drawn to the shade of olive green he used for some of his bags, combined with the croc texture which I'm an absolute sucker for!
How he incorporated oversized zips in some of his designs was very eye-catching.
Another thing Tom Ford changed for me was how I view sequins when I came across a glamorous mini dress covered in rose gold sequins, with frayed edges on the hemlines & sleeves. What really sold me on it were the full sleeves, so the sequins don't rub against your arms & irritate the skin. Perfect for an effortless party look!
My favorite dress though was obviously a black option. With a cut out shoulder detail, which is going strong this season, Tom Ford created a flattering, sleek long dress. This would be something you can wear numerous times & style it in different ways.
I'd style it with some gold & blush pink accessories!
I admire Tom Ford's designs for being glamourous & classy with just the right amount of sexy & his pieces in this collection radiated just that.
Before I sign off, I have to mention that I may have found my next potential signature scent!
"Champaca Absolute" which is the perfect blend of florals (Champaca, Orchid my favorite, violet, jasmine) with a hint of cognac, vanilla, amber & sandalwood.
In other words, absolutely DIVINE! I saved a swatch of the perfume & the intoxicating scent still diffuses in the air around me as I write this at my desk.
His store in Jeddah is located in El Khayyat Center & it covers 3 floors, dedicated to men's wear, women's wear & accessories (i.e. makeup, perfumes, shoes, bags).
If you visit the store, remember to try the Lip color "Indian Rose" from his makeup collection. I couldn't get a good picture of it but it's the closest I've come to a perfect pink lip!