Tom Ford has been the creative director of Gucci since 1994 to fall 2004, then Alessandra Facchinetti and later Frida Giannini became creative directors. So, we all remind his provocative style and unmistakable features such has the great attention for sex appeal and the huge use of luxurious fabrics. Then, when Ford left Gucci, he created his own label and his men line was and still is a great success. It was and is due to the patterns, prints and the fabrics but also to the creative idea, innovative conception, of the classic menstyle. The oxymoron between classical style and innovation is the main feature of Tom Ford's men collections.
Since f/w 2011 he decided to start showing a female collection and in the last days was available on YouTube Ford's s/s 2012 collection. I have to say that I'm a big fan of Tom Ford and I love his sunglasses and men pieces. However in my last post about Tom Ford's women collection I wasn't very satisfied from his creations and I'm not again. I mean, I don't want to discuss about fabrics or quality tthat is obviously extraordinary... I want to discuss about innovation. We all agree, I think, that designers must be innovative or otherwise they are just boring as everyone. If we look at Tom Ford collections they look like a pathetic and extremely expensive copy of his old collections for Gucci. This is his style but I want to see something new. Lace dresses, lots of fur..all these things which could seem sophisticated look just "old" for everyone who really follows Tom Ford and fashion world. So, I love Tom Ford but I would like that he will start to show something innovative and interesting, not just clothes which the only utility is to show how money someone owns....
Designers must make fashion clothes not status symbols!
Here is the video of the official announce of the Marni collaboration with H&M for s/s 2012.
After the Versace for H&M in march there will be another great designer such as Consuelo Catiglioni which will make a limited collection for the Swedish fast fashion company. Jimmy Choo, Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, Viktor & Rolf, Comme des Garçons, Matthew Williamson, Sonia Rykiel, Lanvin and Versace. These brand are the ones which have collaborate with H&M and sometimes they make amazing collection like Verscae of CdG, sometimes they didn't like V&R. However the amazing thing about Marni is that this brand is maybe one of the brand which makes the rgeatest prints. If we want to think about amazing prints we must think about Pucci, Prada, Proenza Schouler, Burberry, Dries Van Noten, Diane Von Furstenberg and Marni. Marni makes also wonderful bag and shes. Consuelo Castiglioni said that she wants to show again her collection in a cheaper way...If she will really make this I'm sure that this will be the most appreciated collection, even more than Versace.
I posted also some pictures of the s/s and f/w 2012 collections to show you some of the amazing prints which are the main feature of Marni. I love its flowers, its bags but I can't understand the shoes. However, I love Marni and I'm looking forward for seeing this collaboration.