Boom Boom Pow!

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tf1Explosions of colour, reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein’s paintings feature in Tom Ford’s upcoming AW collection. Powerful and bold lightning prints, sprawl across collection. This is a way to make an entrance if you want to be noticed when you walk into a room.

Explosion 1965-6 by Roy Lichtenstein
Explosion 1965-6 by Roy Lichtenstein
Whaam! 1963 by Roy Lichtenstein
Whaam! 1963 by Roy Lichtenstein

It’s quite a departure from his last few collections, which were much more understated, and shied away from pattern. This season collection reminds of the Gucci AW collection he did in 1999, where he incorporated swirls of colour onto velvet pants (see image below), which were a bold at the time too.

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Vogue UK, September 1999. Gisele Bunchen on the cover.

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