Snapped by Tommy Ton: “We’re entering a new era of fashion”

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Kate Davidson Hudson shot by Tommy Ton outside New York Fashion Week
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Kate Davidson Hudson shot by Tommy Ton outside New York Fashion Week

“This was the very first photo I took from the spring season. Sometimes it takes a couple of days to feel like you’re seeing something new that inspires you, but when I saw Kate coming up the steps, I was like, ‘Oh my God, I need to take this picture right away.’ I love how polished and pared-back she looks. The simple crop top, the subtle LV bag, the Céline sandals—they whisper, they don’t shout, which is what most people do at fashion week. The whole fashion logo thing is very dated, I think. It’s just so contrived at this point. With Marc Jacobs leaving Louis Vuitton, I think we’ll see a shift in Paris. We’re entering a new era of fashion, moving toward this different way of dressing that goes back to being comfortable and real and at ease. Amanda Brooks, the former fashion director of Barneys, wrote something on her blog recently that I think is very important: ‘Simple clothes don’t cover things up, they reveal who you are. It’s better to be seen than to be noticed.’ It’s all about being who you are, liking simpler things and not being caught up in the whole circus of everything.”