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Fashion & Style News: Tom Ford Assembling Design Team for Women’s Line

March 28, 2010
From Ford’s final run at Gucci for fall 2004.

Designer Tom Ford is compiling his design team for his new women’s ready-to-wear collection. Known for his spectacular marketing efforts and popularity among the celebrity set, Ford has yet to set a date for when his collection will launch. But one thing is clear, he’s going after the best designers in the business to help him create the line.

Current designers on tentatively on board include Givenchy women’s ready-to-wear designer, Caroline Tixier and Alexander McQueen accessories designer Pablo Coppola. Rumors are circulating that Ford plans to have the collection ready for fall 2011, giving him a little more than a year to prepare.

The exterior of Ford’s Vegas store.

The former Gucci designer is said to be contemplating a New York or Milan debut as well as scouting for retail partnerships for the brand. Financing is also an issue, as many investors are reluctant to shell out money due to the economy.

Currently Ford has a licensing deal with the Ermenegildo Zegna Group for his men’s collection, as well as the Marcolin Group for eyewear and Estee Lauder for fragrances and beauty products. We’ll be watching Ford closely as his women’s brand develops.

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Fashion & Style News: Tom Ford to Launch Women’s Collection

October 21, 2009

According to Women’s Wear Daily, designer turned film director Tom Ford will launch a women’s collection…Just don’t ask him when. The former Gucci creative director and his business partner Domenico De Sole are currently seeking financing of $50 million to get the line launched by fall 2010.

But during the rough economic times, finding financing is proving to be quite expensive and may delay the production of the line.

Ford’s current menswear collection is surpassing most of its competitors in sales. Female customer’s will a appreciate his ability to make well made clothes, even if they have to pay a little extra for them so a women’s line will be highly anticipated.

Ford was in Tokyo promoting his directorial debut, A Single Man. You can visit his menswear collection at here to see the full WWD article.

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Liya Kebede – Vogue’s August It Girl

July 16, 2009

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The August Issue of Vogue –a.k.a The Age Issue, named Ethiopian model Liya Kebede, it’s It Girl of the Month. Born January 3, 1980, the leggy Capricorn model is a devoted wife and mother, philanthropist, children’s wear designer and World Health’s Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health.

Tom Ford gave Liya her big break when he signed her to an exclusive contract for Gucci‘s Fall/Winter show in 2000 when he served as head designer. Since then she has appeared on the magazine covers of domestic and international issues of Vogue; and in advertising campgaings for Victoria’s Secret, Escada, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Revlon, Victoria’s Secret, and countless others.

Liya hails from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Catch her on page 82 of the August issue of Vogue with Christy Turlington on the cover.

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