Tom Ford 'upset' women no longer put effort into daywear
Tom Ford finds it upsetting that people no longer put as much care into their outfits anymore.
The American designer has been in the fashion business since the 1980s and launched his eponymous label in 2006, which has since become one of the most coveted brands in the world.
Over the years Ford has witnessed a transformation in the way people dress, noting women no longer wear “day clothes” anymore, especially in Los Angeles where ladies favour casual attire like yoga pants and T-shirts.
“I have to say it upsets me because, again, I’m of a certain vintage that I remember how people took such care to dress when they got on an airplane. People today don’t do that,” he sighed to WWD, explaining spending time in the City of Angels has made a huge impact on how he sees women’s clothing.
“London is a bit of a bubble where both men and women still do dress in a throwback to another time, at least many women and men who have a lot of money. Obviously, there’s great young style here and people who don’t have a lot of money, who are ultra stylish and fabulous, but London is a highly bourgeois city where women and men (who have money) still dress in a way that (developed) many years ago.”
Quizzed on how he tackles this trend from a professional perspective, Ford insisted the key is to create as many strong separates as possible that can be worn in an array of ensembles. He’s still keen to focus on eveningwear too, with his dresses favoured by celebrities including Amy Adams and Reese Witherspoon.
“As I said, it’s about producing those very potent items,” he added. “That amazing jacket, the amazing pair of shoes, those things that you’re going have in your closet 20 years later, you’ll pull it out and put it on again over a T-shirt and jeans and it’s going to look amazing. And then evening, beautifully constructed eveningwear or leather.”