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Since he was named creative director of Tom Ford in April of last year, Peter Hawkings’ never-ending quest for beauty has only gained momentum. Sleek, slim and sexually-charged, his collections evoke the same sensual feel as archival offerings created by the brand’s stubbled founder.

In Hawkings’ masterful hands, the Resort 2025 line-up is no different. Cleverly fusing nostalgia for a bygone era of provocative ‘90s dressing with ‘60s silhouettes and a moody air of modernity, there are billowing translucent caftans in vivid, gradient colourways – at once engulfing and barely-there – slouchy tank tops and mini trapeze frocks all on offer. Beneath chunky, pap-proof sunglasses to hide her eyes, slender tailoring made up of flared trousers, streamlined jackets and frilly blouses feel reminiscent of Neoclassical menswear but in a feminine, unapologetically erotic sort of way. Croc-embossed patent leather mini skirts and wet-look silk suits bring a certain edge into the mix, while slinky metal mesh party frocks feel as if they were made for dancing beneath the glinting lights of a disco ball. Carrying the neat clutch or hobo bag in her hand and sporting knee-high gladiator sandals or strappy stilettos on her feet, she’s the epitome of empowered glamour.

Describing this season’s woman as being “like Veruschka in a Rubartelli picture”, in Hawkings’ high-octane designs her intoxicating confidence is only heightened – and celebrated. The Tom Ford woman is indelible.