Following seasons of blinding us with visions of nipple-baring skinny girls, cheerleaders and country femmes dressed head to toe in a designer any respected milkmaid and school girl could supposedly afford, Tom Ford finally delivered what he has always been good at - Gucci 1996 with a touch of Saint Laurent circa 2002. Both were, naturally and seamlessly, designer by Ford and now, grown-up and elegantly sensual, making a glorious return in a collection I could name "Desire" - the fashion moment when the clothes not only allowed a woman feel like a woman, but look like one, too.
Those silhouettes and colours were as good as vintage red and original supermodels. And so was Ford's FW2016. Nothing groundbreaking, but beautiful to the core, especially in the fashion era of tent dresses, Celine lookalikes and sports-everything starving us of classic shapes and clothes with impeccable fit.
Net-a-Porter is already selling it as we speak... Hot off the runway. And even though the idea of immediate availability has always seemed somewhat desperate and odd, I cannot deny the appeal of a gorgeous pencil skirt, cashmere sweater or most perfect little black dress - never too late, never too soon, and very much timeless.
Perhaps, the clue is in the name(s).
Photo source: Tom Ford Fall/Winter 2016 via Vogue Runway