His trademark O’Connor jacket, a slim, single-lapel design, is presented with slightly wider, seventies-inspired lapels and in a spectrum of vivid hues and summer weight fabrics. Intense fuchsia, ocean blue and pale lilac silk cotton has an irregular faille texture and lustrous sheen; a second version in linen silk of violet, blush and pink gives the O’Connor a casual ease. The jackets may be paired with white cotton-cashmere turtlenecks and sports slacks for relaxed elegance, or with slim shirts and coordinated suit trousers for an impeccable, summer suiting look.
Colour explodes in even more daring fashion in a giant exotic floral print specially created for the Tom Ford man that uses brilliant, gem-like shades grounded in black and white. This striking floral print may be worn in the form of a jacket or pant, balanced by a neutral—or simply on embroidered velvet slippers for a subtler effect.
Eveningwear introduces a new way to wear the O’Connor shawl-collar jacket. A dark floral print in wool linen may be worn with white silk pants. An embroidered floral jacquard version, in brilliant solid shades such as deep pink or lime green, may be worn over a jersey V-neck T-shirt and black wool mohair trousers. Tom Ford’s dazzling black-tie look for Spring Summer 2014 reinvents the shawl-collar jacket in a giant, exotic floral print of iridescent silk: it is worn with black evening trousers, a cocktail shirt and bow tie, and vividly coloured, patterned velvet evening slippers with tassels.
The Spring Summer collection also presents luxurious sportswear in a range of bold colours. Short parkas in electric shades are paired with slim, white pants. Cable-knit, V-neck sweaters and shawl-collar sweaters finished with cardigan details are offered in emperor purple, blush or bright olive-green and worn with psychedelic-print swim shorts in a swirl of Mediterranean blues.