By setting up camp in LA this weekend, did Tom Ford just trump New York Fashion Week by choosing to reveal his AW20 collection in Hollywood? By timing his show to coincide with NYFW (yet 4,000 kilometres away) and holding it within hours of this year’s Oscars ceremony, he ensured the venue – Milk Studios – was bursting with A-list celebs and the biggest movie stars.

Ford is no stranger to the film world himself. Besides dressing many of Hollywood’s top actors and actresses for the red carpet, he has directed films “A Single Man” and “Nocturnal Animals.”

On Friday night Ford dressed female and male models in wide lapelled jackets topping unstructured trousers.

In keeping with the late 60s vibe, blazers were worn over t-shirts and paired with patchwork denim or drawstring pants. Loose-fitting women’s tops rendered in natural fibers were sleeveless and seemingly carefree.

For men, there were sexy satin or suede suits in colors popular 50 years ago such as deep rust or wine. The hippy esthetic even got a nod via a lavender print jacket.