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Men’s New York Fashion Week was crypto-inspired

Some of the men’s shows at New York Fashion Week are showing signs of a potential kick start to crypto high fashion. Meanwhile, the wait times between the shows are providing time and opportunity for attendees to discuss the recent crypto market dip.

The Belgian fashion designer and icon Raf Simons’ runway show was described by the Financial Times as “looking like the inner sanctum of a boiler room, where brokers pitch their clients on penny stocks and digital currencies with a Machiavellian zeal.”

Simons showed off slim cut three-button suits, topcoats paired with some type of surgical gloves and rubber boots. The runway was also filled with turtlenecks with slits. Some of them had patches with three letter acronyms like XTC and GHB. “One was just a letter off” from a Bitcoin code, the Financial Times jokingly said.

The Financial Times said Simon’s clothing could “fit easily on today’s youngest investors, who don’t stick to the Kiton and Zegna suits of their fathers and prefer Coinbase to TD Ameritrade.”

TD Ameritrade surprisingly advertised Bitcoin futures during their ad, which aired during the Super Bowl.

Tom Ford showed “Wall Street-approved pleated trousers” paired with snakeskin printed ties. The Ford show ended with models showing off the company’s new launch of underwear, which included silk boxers in different metallic and animal prints.

Tom Ford teams up with Mr. Porter

When it comes to fabricating a wardrobe that functions as both fashionable and dependable through multiple seasons, the ultimate power comes from being able to formulate an impeccable foundation is crucial. With that being said it is sometimes challenging to find a good foundation to construct a valuable wardrobe. But when Tom Ford drops in with a capsule collection of his wardrobe must-haves, he will singlehandedly make the task a lot easier.

Ford created a capsule exclusively for Mr. Porter. The capsule collection is the first ever one done by the brand, it is made up of six of Tom Ford’s most iconic designs, each being specifically rendered to certain colors and fabrics that somewhat mirror the same items in Ford’s own personal closet. The collection will range from refined looks to the must rugged. It will include some stand-out pieces including a sumptuous emerald green velvet tuxedo jacket (retail price around $3,650) and even includes a western-inspired suede field jacket (retail price $7,960) both striking just in-between of trendy and classic.

The capsule was released in time to celebrate Tom Ford’s 10th anniversary. The collection features the pieces that have come to form the core of the brand. The slim-cut Shelton suit ($5,070) has been redone in a luxe grain de poudre wool and Ford has turned the classic white poplin shirt ($610) into a subtly sexy shirt thanks to a barely their gold bar designed to keep the structures collar in place.

The collection, which was launched on MrPorter.com earlier this fall, is rounded out by a sleek pair of chocolate brown leather boots ($1,790) that have been hand-polished and designed to be paired perfectly with everything from suits to jeans and even with a shawl-collared cashmere cardigan ($2,390).

you can shop the full collection of the Tom Ford collection on MrPorter.com

CFDA Honors Tom Ford with Lifetime Achievement Award

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The CDFA honored Tom Ford with its Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s CFDA Fashion Awards. The annual event gives recognition to the contributions made to American fashion by designers of womenswear, menswear and accessories, as well as fashion journalist for their achievements. On WWD, Bridget Foley acknowledged Ford by writing a 3000+ word interview with the designer.

During the interview, Ford talks about botox, photoshop and how fatherhood has changed him. He also admits that he just wants to be more successful.

In the Foley interview with Tom Ford, he explains that he has decided to age ever since he had Jack, his adopted son. Ford admits that he has not had botox injections ever since becoming a father, “I haven’t had time.” He admits that his son is the most important thing in his life and that he stopped caring about everything else, including his appearance. “It has really changed me” said Ford. Then he goes on a rampage about retouched images. “ A photograph used for advertising is no longer a photograph of a person. It’s an image… it’s not meant to be the exact replica of the person. We’re talking about Fashion. Fashion is about communicating a dream.”

The show will be hosted by film director and screenwriter John Waters on Monday, June 2 at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center.

 

Athletic-esque footwear: Tom Ford Launches Luxe Sneakers for Fall 2014

American designer, Tom Ford,52, is launching a line of high end sneakers for this fall. This is his first venture into athletic-esque footwear. Ford has purposefully resisted this venture until recently. He is now satisfied with his ability to create a tennis shoe design that also exhibits his signature, chic style.

Tom Ford is expected to receive the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s most significant honor, the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award at the CFDA Awards on June 2. Ford commented on this award saying he would like it to be a “mid-life award” as he still has so much more that he would like to accomplish. This line of high-end sneakers is moving Ford in the right direction. It is compelling him to expand his capabilities as a designer.

The sneakers will be made by top artisan cobblers. They will be carefully constructed hand which will be followed by a 10 day “resting” period, to ensure their top-notch finish, and 3 days of hand polishing. The shoes will be manufactured in Italian workshops where detail orientation will be prioritized in order to ensure production of an optimal shoe shape.

The minimalist shoes will be only the very best quality and will contain white rubber soles. Ford will offer these retro styled shoes in high and low-top models. Providing seven different color options in leather and five in velvet. Some leather colors include brown, chestnut, oxblood and forest green

Images of the shoe line have already been released. They were initially presented at London Collections back in Jan.

The price range for these shoes ranges from $690 for the low top velvet sneakers, and $990 for the leather high tops. They will be available at Tom Ford stores in NY, Las Vegas, LA, Chicago, and Dallas.