Tom Ford is a marketing and creative genius, and following his extremely successful eyewear, fragrance, and menswear lines, as well as his recent directing debut (as featured on this blog), there are strong rumours that he is about to launch himself into womenswear.
If true, this is a move that could only be applauded.
The talented Texan let slip during a promotional trip to Tokyo that he will indeed be returning to womenswear “very soon”.
He later confirmed told WWD: “You know it will take me 18 months when I start, because I have to hire the team, find the factories, put everything together and then get the stores ready so there’s a place for these clothes.”
I have heard that Ford and his former business collaborator Domenico De Sole are seeking around $50 million to fund the collection and that Credit Suisse is a likely investor.