– By Khahlil Louisy

 

It was everything, and there in the front row to take it all in were Chaka Khan, Julianne Moore, and Kim Kardashian.​

Forget everything you’ve been told about always looking forward in fashion. In fact, last night, Tom Ford proved that having a solid foundation, revisiting those house cues, and updating them is really the way to go. It was both a poignant message and an absolutely fantastic collection for Spring Summer 2018, modeled by an all-star cast.​

Mr. Ford embraced what he is and that which the world knows and loves him for – his ability to make the strongest women sexy. There were body-hugging ruched dresses, expertly cut jackets with strong shoulders worn over braletts, low-slung pants rolled up above the ankles, and of course, some fantastic leather pieces including an orange trench. Ford also played with textures – velvet in shocking pink, satin, leather, and jean. Having a cast like Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid, and Kendall Jenner drove the sexy hollywood point home.​

Elsewhere, there were several parties scattered all over the city to kick-off New York Fashion Week. Marc Jacobs feted at The Flower Shop; Legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath hosted her Mothership Ball at China Chalet; BMG Models partied at Craven; and Art Hearts Fashion celebrated with their New York Fashion Week Opening Gala at The DL.

Tom Ford Spring Summer 2018