Tom Ford kicked off New York Fashion Week on Wednesday night with a star-studded show, but it was clear one accessory stole the spotlight: the scarves. Almost every single look out of 44 included this classic winter accessory.
Make no mistake, these scarves may be simple in nature, but they were styled with Ford’s signature glam stamp. They were paired with svelte suits, slinky satin trousers, silky blouses, sophisticated blazers and coats, giving the traditional winter accessory a high-fashion upgrade. Ford shows you that a simple scarf can look elegant and luxurious with the right styling, silhouettes and proportions. Although the collection was quite different from Ford’s past, which tends to embrace maximalism over minimalism, the designs still felt inherently Ford’s, just from a different era. It possessed many similarities to Ford’s past work at Gucci where he acted as creative director during the ’90s. His designs for a Fall 1995 Gucci collection bear remarkable resemblances to this one, which was similarly rich in color, textures and tailoring.
Ford spoke to Vogue after the show about how the show’s inspiration hits much closer to home. “I’ve never really been a designer who’s talked about a moment in time, how that’s influenced what I design, but you can’t escape the news,” Ford said to Vogue. “I feel frustrated and agitated and exhausted. And I don’t want to wear anything particularly challenging or anything particularly aggressive.”
Courtney Love, Karlie Kloss, Cam Newton and more watched from the front row as models strutted the catwalk wearing a sleek fall wardrobe we can’t wait to get our hands on. Until then, you can copy Tom Ford’s simple styling trick now by pairing a solid scarf with a silky blouse, oversized trousers, tights and peep-toe pumps for the perfect amount of glamour.
Below, shop seven scarves starting at just $6.
The scarves in Tom Ford’s show are thin, similar to a pashmina. You can buy one from Etsy in more than 20 different shades for just $6.
A simple and solid black scarf to style with your black leather trousers and sharp blazer just like Joan Smalls.
If you prefer something a little more high-fashion, this Moschino wool scarf is on sale and comes in a lovely shade of cocoa brown.
This minty-colored scarf is similar to the soft pastel color palette Ford used in his collection.
This scarf has a remarkable resemblance to the silver metallic version in Ford’s show. It has a similar shine, but in a rich velvet texture.
If you prefer something with a little more texture, this scarf features fringes all along the edges that will feel cozy and comfortable against your skin.
We love this slate gray shade. It has a subtle square design for an extra flair to spice things up.
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