Marcolin renews Tom Ford eyewear licence

The multi-year licensing agreement has been extended for five years and will now run until December 31 2015

Eyewear supplier Marcolin Group and Tom Ford International automatically renewed their licensing agreement for the design, production and worldwide distribution of optical frames and sunglasses under the Tom Ford brand. The multi-year licensing agreement has been extended for five years and will now run until December 31 2015.

Marcolin said that distribution of Tom Ford Eyewear products “will continue to be targeted towards prestige accounts worldwide.” Style and licensing officer Maurizio Marcolin added: “The outstanding relationship with Tom Ford has enabled Marcolin to bring to the market an iconic luxury premium brand reaching immediate success and global awareness.”

Tom Ford president and CEO Tom Ford said: “Marcolin is an exceptional manufacturer and partner. The renewal is a natural result of the excellent relationship that we have had over the past five years.”

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Tom Ford spring 2011 Editoral in W Magazine

    Holding out on magazines until December paid off for Tom Ford. Ford’s collection was already featured in a dedicated Vogue December 2010 editorial, but I have the feeling that the forthcoming W Magazine’s Tom Ford editorial is going to be my favorite.

“Major Tom” is the new Tom Ford editorial featured in W Magazine January 2011 issue. Ford’s new Spring 2011 collection is of course showcased, alongside an interview, in a photoshoot by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Madin, modeled by Lara Stone.

In the interview Tom Ford opens up about the women who inspired his collection:

About Daphne Guinness: “Daphne is about structure, so the most important thing is that her dress is corseted and shows off her incredible figure. She is also not a shrinking violet and can pull off fashion looks that many would be afraid of. I wanted her to have one of the most dramatic looks in the show.”

About Rachel Feinstein: “Every time I see Rachel, I am dazzled by her smile, and I think about color. Rachel is all about color.”

About Karen Elson: “Karen in such an exotic beauty, I always love dressing her in color that plays off her skin tome and hair color.”

About Lou Doillon: “Lou is young and has an amazing body. She was the perfect person to wear a catsuit-Le smoking.”

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[Images courtesy of W Magazine]

After Lanvin its Tom Ford for Retail major H&M

Just days after there was news that Lanvin is going to hit the H&M collection, there is also news that another French-themed install is going to come out through the retail chain. This is going to a limited-edition collection from Tom Ford. It is the same edition that appeared in the December-January issue of French Vogue.

The issue was guest edited by Tom Ford. He arrived and started to drive back into the women’s wear. He came after the French Vogue’s editor in chief Carine Roitfeld invited Ford.

The whole issue was a collection of art which was the theme and the driving force for the issue.

Talking about the same, Roitfeld said to the papers, “I always say, ‘Tom has an eye like a scanner,’?” Besides this, Ford has also decided that he would be coming on the cover of the lifestyle magazine with a 15-year old model.

The name of the model is Daphne Groeneveld and appears in the front centre of the page with her glossy eyes closed.

And while the magazine shows the design, it is for H&M that these will become accessible to youth.

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Welcome back mr. ford

Welcome Back mr. Ford

Tom Ford’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection – which marked his comeback to fashion after six years of absence – was made top-secret with no pictures from the show allowed and the preview is not slated to be out until January when the goods hit stores. It seems like Vogue US has the first look at some pieces from the collection in the latest December issue ahead of Vogue Paris’s All Tom Ford Issue. Steven Meisel photographed a mix of veteran top models and others who walked in his presentation last September in New York for the Sarah Mower write-up ‘Mr Ford Returns’.

As for the clothes, which Tom Ford began working on last spring, will be in his stores in late January or February 2011. The price will range from $3,500 to $5,000 for a suit, around $4,500 for a tuxedo, and a gown for about $20,000.

Welcome back mr. Ford

Welcome back mr. Ford

Welco back mr. Ford

Source : rockthetrend and Images : Vogue US Dec ’10

Tom Ford goes Local

Model eyewear Lindi Suttle

We spotted another great local and international collaboration. Carl Zeiss Vision SA is the main distributor of Tom Ford Eyewear in South Africa. They have recently announced selecting the talented singer and stylist Lindiwe Suttle as the new face of the Tom Ford Eyewear. Loving it…!

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Beyonce, Julianne Moore Model Tom Ford’s New Women’s Collection

Hilary Alexander of The Telegraph just tweeted some amazing fashion news. She was invited to the Tom Ford cocktail party this evening. Well, the cocktail party turned out to be a fashion show of Tom Ford’s new womenswear line. There were rumors that Tom would show the line at an exclusive party, but it’s now fact not rumor. But it gets better. The models were Beyonce, Julianne Moore, Daphne Guinness, Rita Wilson and Lauren Hutton. Hilary said:

Beyonce, julianne Moore daphne guinness rita wilson lauren hutton all modfelled Tom Ford’s debut s/s collection tonight. Tom was compere!

Fabulous fun sexy glamour see-thru shirts and Beyonce wiggling in silvrr and gold and black mesh python pattern modelling at tom ford

So Beyonce blew off the VMAs in Los Angeles to model for Tom Ford. How very interesting. We can’t wait to see the collection. Tom only allowed one photographer at the showing who works for him. So he has total control over the photos to minimize leaks. Rumors say he won’t release the photos until January. Could he really be so cruel?

Elle’s Joe Zee shared more details of the show via Twitter


Ultra glam at Tom Ford. Presented like an old couture show, Tom narrated his parade of chic, sexy clothes on “women that inspired him”.

Women modelling at Tom Ford: Beyonce, Julianne Moore, Natalia, Daria, Amber, Karen Elson, Marisa Berensen, Lauren Hutton, Daphne Guiness!

Tom Ford gorgeousness: silk fringe gown, crisp tuxedos in blk and white, leopard pantsuits, corsets under peekaboo gowns and lace kneeboots.

Sat with Solange Knowles and we cheered Beyonce working her silver sequin lace dress. Solange said she wants the afro Joan Smalls modelled!

Sorry guys. No unofficial pics at Tom Ford allowed. But trust me, it was a visual smorgasboard of refined chic and sexiness.

Tom did the show old school, just like the Paris couture houses in the 50s. He narrated the show and explained each look to the audience. Derek Blasberg tweeted more about the event:

Liya Kebede, Lauren Hutton, Natalia Vodianova, Lou Doillon and Joan Smalls, with Terry Richardson shooting them all on the runway. “And she just turned me straight…” Tom Ford sighs, referring to Joan Smalls

More more more! Rachel Feinstein (with John Currin in the front row), Amber Valetta (with a ‘The Women’ reference), Julia Restoin Roitfeld..

“I’m definitely straight now,” Tom Ford says looking at Beyonce Knowles in his fashion show, with sister Solange wooping from the front row.

Diamond and platinum jewelry, all her own,” Tom Ford says of his last model, the Honorable Daphne Guinness, closing his show. WOW WOW WOW!

From the tone of the tweets tonight it must have been an amazing presentation. We’ve never heard fashion editors in such a tizzy: they’re practically hyperventilating as they tweet.

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