Following the massive success of the inaugural ‘London Collections: Men’ this past June, a second outing has already been announced to take place between January 7th and January 9th 2013. The sophomore showcase will allow established designers to present their AW13 collections and will be curated by GQ editor, Dylan Jones.
Says Jones, “[London Collections: Men] has already contributed to the changing perception of menswear in this country, and our plans for the next week in January, and beyond, will hopefully build on this.” As if to confirm Jones’ comments on the groundbreaking nature of the event, Tom Ford has chosen the occasion to present a menswear collection in Britain for the first time in his storied career.
The former creative director of Gucci, famed for turning the near-bankrupt fashion house around into a $10 billion company during his tenure, launched his own eponymous fashion line in 2006 and is currently the official wardrobe supplier for British icon James Bond.
“I am very pleased to be showing my Menswear collection in London next January. London has a vibrancy that is inspiring and much of what I create for men takes its inspiration from traditional British menswear. My clothes are designed with an international customer in mind, and London is one of the most international cities on the planet.”
Tom Ford – Interview with the Telegraph
The news of Ford’s London presentation debut comes hot on the hells of the heels of the announcement that he will open his first London flagship store in Sloane Street in late 2013. The store will form part of the Cadogan Estate, being neighboured by the likes of Chanel and Louis Vuitton, and will house his entire product range, including menswear.