Tom Ford seeking investors to launch womenswear

Hot on the success of his film “A Single Man,” Tom Ford is looking to broaden his label with womenswear.

UK fashion trade specialist Drapers reported the luxury label is seeking a $50m investment to expand its products, which currently sells menswear, eyewear and fragrances.

Two years after leaving Gucci Tom Ford launched his namesake men’s brand line in association with Zegna. His perfume and sunglasses series included women’s but to date no women’s clothing has been introduced. Last year Ford said in a Women’s Wear Daily interview: “Women must definitely be introduced… once the men’s sales reach my target, I will revert back to women’s.”

During the recent catwalk season, Carine Roitfeld was spotted wearing archive Tom Ford for YSL during London Fashion week and a few days later Anna Dello Russo was seen wearing three different pairs of Tom Ford within 24 hours at Milan Fashion week, as many blogs reported.

Online private equity site peHUB in September reported Tom Ford International was on the hunt for financial backers for significant investment.

Source: Fashionunited.com

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