Last night Tom Ford, one of the sexiest and most highly anticipated runway shows of New York Fashion Week, lit up the runway. But the front row was definitely dark and lovely; including singer Ciara and her hubby, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson scored major Ford fashion points—she dressed in a to-die-for denim suit, while he went for a relaxed tuxedo look in a black patterned velvet cocktail jacket with satin shawl lapel, black cocktail pants, white pique plastron evening shirt, ivory silk pocket square, black satin cummerbund and black patent lace-up shoes.
Meanwhile, Trevor Noah served up some old-school cool in a suit worthy of Mr. Big himself, Ronald Isley. Personally, I think that navy blue on men for evening is the chicest way to go; Noah nailed it in this midnight-blue patterned velvet Shelton cocktail jacket, ivory silk pocket square, classic piqué evening shirt and blue patent York chain loafer.
No one does the rich-hippie retro vibe like Tom Ford does; I collect his clothing on vintage sites as last-forever-and pass-them-down heritage fashion investments. Luka Sabbat, the actor who represents the future of fashion on the hit series Grown-ish, nailed the red-carpet walk at the show Tuesday night.
Snoop Dogg’s son, football star and emerging model Cordell Broadus, wore a printed pony-hair jacket, brown long-sleeved henley, black long-sleeved henley, black straight-fit denim jean and leopard-printed Leeds Chain loafers. Rapper Pusha T turned out in a money-green jacquard-shawl-lapel cocktail jacket, fine-knit black turtleneck and York black velvet chain loafers. Make note for your man that turtlenecks and loafers are the new sexy.
The fashion takeaway from the Tom Ford presentation is that “athleisure” has run its course. Structured denim jackets and belted crisp boyfriend jeans for the ladies; velvet blazers and loafers and turtlenecks for the men for fall 2018.