Tom Ford eyewear collections are always refined, elegant, and modern. This season’s glasses combine striking angular frames and sophisticated but unique colour palettes. Shop them in time for Christmas now…
Tom Ford is an award-winning designer because of his limitless creativity. Born in Austin Texas, to Shirley Burton and Tom Ford (Snr), he had a true American upbringing. Ford moved to NYC at only 16 and began studying art history before moving on to dapple in acting and then interior architecture. True inspiration for fashion came in his penultimate year of school when he worked as an intern in Paris for Chloé. Ford has since climbed the ladder of course, working for creative director of Gucci and later Yves Saint Laurent.
In 2004, the year after Ford’s departure from Gucci, he began the development of his eponymous brand. Tom Ford would quickly soar in popularity and expand internationally to a loyal market. Tom Ford harmonises his American heritage and European influences to create pieces with a unique and modern elegance. Celebrities all over the world proudly wear Tom Ford, he even costume designed for Daniel Craig in his role as Britain’s sleekest man, James Bond.
What’s remarkable about Tom Ford is his ability to succeed in many industries. Not only has he transformed the fashion industry year after year, he also works as a film producer, screen writer and director. In March 2005, Ford announced the launch of his film production company, Fade to Black. In 2009 he made his directorial debut with A Single Man, based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. Most recently, Ford directed Nocturnal Animals, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams as the leads, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Isla Fisher as their co-stars. The incredible, and chilling, film was a hit and won the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival that year.
Tom Ford kicked off New York Fashion Week this season with a statement show, setting the bar high for designers to follow. The collection was high-fashion in its purest form; there was no sign of streetwear or sportswear. This decision had everyone talking, as fashion is moving increasingly toward sports and streetwear style. Ford explained his decision in the show notes stating, “I feel that fashion has somehow lost its way a bit , and it is easy for all of us to be swept up in trend that have lost touch with what women and men want to actually wear.”
Slick tailored suits, printed jackets, tassels, silk, satin, lace, and ruched skirts made up his new collection. The styles were luxurious and form-hugging on each model. “I wanted to make clothes that were flattering. That make one look taller and slimmer and more beautiful and handsome.” His vision was certainly achieved, as each model was dressed with Ford’s impeccably refined style down to each detail. This season Tom Ford is showcasing animal print everywhere with their accessories design. The trend has taken off again this year and we love the wilderness theme incorporated into each collection: it’s bold, sexy and glamorous.
Tom Ford glasses collections blend the influences he has taken from the European fashion houses mixed with his classic American style. A real eye for detail means each pair feature special features among the carefully selected array of beautiful colour schemes.
These beautiful Havana glasses are striking and unique. The coloured Havana frame pairs strikingly with the metal bridge detailing and the T metal temples.
To add character to your everyday look these Blue Block glasses are perfect.
Tom Ford’s modernity and experimental style shines through in this pair of Black Gold glasses. The classic cateye is transformed with angular frame shaping and a top brow design.
Ford does sophistication like no other designer. The simplicity of the black and gold combination makes these glasses versatile and effortlessly elegant.
Another simple yet striking design; these Blue Block glasses in shiny black feature in a thick frame design for a striking finish.
The iconic T hinge completes the pair and the lenses are adorned with the Tom Ford logo.
Another beautiful Havana print, these top brow glasses are a striking take on the timeless cateye design.
The pair are both edgy and elegant: perfect for bringing glamour to your everyday wardrobe.
Round lenses are given a contemporary twist in these classic black glasses. The thick black browline design is perfect for adding quirkiness to any look.
FT5550-B Blue Block Glasses in Dark Havana These dark Havana glasses are elegant in every way. The thick frame is complimented with the metal bridge detailing for a striking finish.
The dark Havana is sophisticated but unusual, bringing individuality to your look in an instant.