A month after showing his collection in september for a small gathering of press and buyers, we finally got images of the much-anticipated Spring 2012 collection.
In this collection, the personal Ford-ian touches are in the telling. The story behind the fringing, the Spanish-influenced leather-embroidered peasant blouses, and some of the gold-plated sterling silver jewelry comes from the life he and his partner, Richard Buckley, live in New Mexico.
Far more pertinently, Mr. Ford says, the shape of spring is influenced by women’s reactions to his first two collections in stores: “It seems people came looking for what they used to find from me—the ruched dresses, the shaggy fur jackets.” There are plenty of the glamorous dresses—a lovely velvet devoré polka-dot silk stands out—as well as put-together separates like the frothy off-the-shoulder eyelet blouse and flounced skirt Ford calls “milkmaid deluxe.”The whole collection is so flawless!!
My favourite pieces are the the purple flamenco-like dress, chic black fur coat, and the leather jackets, which look amazing.