LONDON — Hawk-eyed Tom Ford is famous for his attention to detail, but that can sometimes be a curse. Most men shuffle past each other every day with barely a glance. Ford, instead, sees broken capillaries on the sides of noses and lips that are chapped and dry.
“And I think: ‘Ugh! Who would want to kiss those lips?’” said the designer, who later this year will launch his first men’s luxury grooming collection, aimed at remedying men’s everyday skin problems. Ford, who has most recently been using products from his women’s beauty line, said that he loves skin care so much he could easily have come out with 20 products at the launch. And there are more products to come — including shaving cream. What he’s launching now are the basics.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"