Forget fitted silhouettes and uptight elegance. Tom Ford is ushering in a
relaxed, laid-back feeling at Gucci.
Ford's new aesthetic marries hip-hop savoir faireultra-casual pants and asymmetrical-seam jackets
were cut extra-widewith Route 66 favorites like raw suede blazers, desert tops, and large coats that lace
in the back. A stunning liquidy silk skirt was embellished with large floral cutouts; explorer shorts were worn with
skimpy superfine knits. Ford showed gently gathered smocks and a
double-layered black dress riveted with diminutive eyelet hooksfurthering the fresh spin on the romantic concepts he has explored of late.
While not everyone will embrace Ford's new supersized proportions, there is bound to be unanimous enthusiasm for his self-assured
evening gowns: frothy Empire concoctions that fall to the floor, with draped backs that offer a voyeuristic peek at the rigorously laced corsets underneath.