Burn, baby burn. Tom Ford served up a sizzling color palette full of Mediterranean hues and florals — to go with his soft-edged silhouettes for spring. “There’s lots and lots of color,” said Ford during a small showroom presentation where he acted as master of ceremonies as models glided by in chunky cotton knits and jackets in bougainvillea and flamingo pink; reds the color of ripe tomatoes, and cobalt blue. The two-button sports jacket on show was the O’Connor, which Ford designed for Daniel Craig to wear in the latest James Bond film, and which is one of his bestsellers. Outerwear, including biker jackets in leather and suede, came in similarly rich hues of lilac and teal, as did silk brocade dinner jackets. Silk linen trousers, with a single pleat down the front, were abloom with florals while others were purest white to set off the rainbow wave of color. White muscle T-shirts made from Japanese cotton were worn under bright dinner jackets, and neckties, too, came in white or solid colors. “I’ll always be fascinated by the Seventies,” Ford said, referring to the white ties. Shoes were soft, including suede loafers in bright hues — “a flash on the feet,” said Ford — boat shoes with white soles, and hand-embroidered velvet slippers for evening.

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