How James Bond influenced Tom Ford’s spring/summer 2014 collection

“Our jacket base this season is a development of the one we created for Daniel Craig in Bond,” explains Tom Ford as the first foursome of models circle out into his label’s London showroom. If this collection is a sign of the next film’s wardrobe, then 007 will be swapping his trademark midnight blue tuxedo for something much, much bolder.
The slim cut of the tailoring was once again contrasted beautifully with impressively substantial Seventies inspired lapels (“Despite the fact none of these models were even born in the Eighties!”). The presentation was topped off by a superb selection of evening wear with flashes of both block colour and embroidered floral jacquard. The final model entered the room sporting a beautiful purple and black shawl collar DJ, classic black trousers and…a foot brace. “And here’s Igor sporting our latest accessory,” Tom announced, pointing out the model’s specially customised black crutches topped with velvet cushioning. “Consider this our Helmut Newton moment!” At least we know they’ve got Bond covered if Moneypenny’s aim gets even worse in the next film…


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