“Designing Spring/Summer 2021 was an absolute nightmare.” Those were the words of the iconic American designer Tom Ford that opened the little video footnote on his Spring/Summer 2021 Ready-to-Wear collection.  In the press notes he distributed today, Ford wrote, “I honestly wasn’t sure I could make a collection even if I felt inspired to do so… I felt that fashion should simply go into hibernation for a year.” Of course, that would never do. 

Our stores were all closed and fashion itself just seemed like an extravagance. It was hard to focus, to concentrate, and to be inspired.” When no one can leave their house, who needs new clothes? 

“As this terrible pandemic wore on and the social unrest grew even more upsetting, I found myself more and more drawn to old Hollywood films on TCM or even the mind numbing constant stream of renovations taking place on HGTV,” he continues, “quite simply, I found myself wanting to escape.”

“Once full lockdown was eased a bit in LA and I was able to have close friends over 2”, he saw a light at the end of the tunnel, “or at least an imaginary light: the hope of a happier time to come. That is what this collection is for me: the hope of a happier time.” Discover Opulent Club on Apple News.

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