Tom Ford – Spring 2021
This is an extrovert’s collection, with plenty of skin and very little pretense. There’s a compelling ease to the clothes, even though the attitude is dressed up. Shirts are unbuttoned to the navel, conjuring the spring 1995 Gucci show that started it all for him, and pants are pull-on with a discrete but unmistakable logo waistband. The colorful florals seen on several slinky dresses and a pair of neat blazers for women are cheering. Ditto the tie-dyed caftan and pool robes that accompany body-baring white bikinis. But the collection’s biggest takeaway are the guys’ flower-print pants. They were a hit in 1999, inspiring countless knockoffs, and they’ll do it again in 2021.