Tom Ford releases the Spring Summer 2021 men’s collection in which we can see a very notorious change, maybe caused by the latest events the whole world is living. Coming from a very formal, dark and sophisticated style with flashy suits, and representing a very glamorous social life, this new collection is a fresh change.
“When no one can go out of their house, who needs new clothes. If you can’t go to the office, why do you need a new suit? If there is not a dinner or a party to go to, why would you need a new dress?”Tom Ford
This words of Tom Ford mirror the way he felt creating this collection and the thought of skipping the season just because it wasn’t necessary, saying that he “felt that honestly, fashion should simply go into hibernation for a year.” Regarding this matter, he also says that “My sample rooms in Italy and Los Angeles remained closed for months. I honestly wasn’t sure if I could make a collection, even if I felt inspired to do so.”
“There was a light at the end of the tunnel or at least, an imaginary light; the hope of a happier time to come. That is what this collection is for me: the hope of a happier time. Still, a somewhat casual moment as it relates to fashion, but a time in which we need clothes that make us smile. Clothes that make us feel good.”Tom Ford
As Tom Ford states, this collection for him is a symbol of the happier times that are about to come and the hope for the future. He also adds the wisest words for these rough times we are going through now: “We need clothes that make us smile. Clothes that make us feel good.” That’s the essence of this new collection and that also explains the change in Ford’s vision of life and clothing and the creation of this bright and colorful collection.
You can read Tom Ford’s notes of this collection here.