For SS19 Tom Ford looked to his past, taking inspiration from the reasons he became a fashion designer – to create beautiful clothes that empower the wearer. There were nods to his Gucci years, too. For both men’s and womenswear the softness came in the colour palette, with nudes, warm whites and powdery pastels in cinch-waisted skirt suits, worn with tonal lace slips that peeked beneath. A harder edge came with the injection of black and deconstructed silk satin smoking suits. The silhouettes, which played with structured leather fused with romantic lace, chiffon and georgette were particularly strong.