Exciting news for fans of fashion designer Tom Ford. Women’s Wear Daily is reporting Ford is quietly at work recruiting a design team for the new collection. According to WWD sources, “Ford is quietly assembling his design team, having recently tapped Caroline Tixier, a women’s ready-to-wear designer at Givenchy, and Pablo Coppola, an accessories designer at Alexander McQueen“.
Speculation in Europe is mounting that Ford is plotting a fall 2011 launch for his return to women’s wear, but with a presentation rather than a runway blowout. The designer, who gained fame in the Nineties for catapulting Gucci into fashion’s major leagues as its creative director, is said to be mulling an introduction in Milan or New York. Sources also said Ford is hammering out deals for launch exclusives with key retail partners.
The news that Ford is returning to the Women’s Ready to Wear scene fills our heart with joy and excitement. We have missed him since he departed Gucci Group in 2005 and can’t wait for him to come back.