Fashion month hasn’t even drawn to a close yet and we’re already talking about February’s shows thanks to Tom Ford. The designer announced last week that he’s planning to unveil his next collection in L.A rather than London. Cue cries of disappointment from fashion insiders – and not just because he offers up the most comfortable seating of LFW.
In fact it’s a canny move on Ford’s part as, thanks to a date shift in February’s fashion month schedule, London Fashion Week will overlap with the Oscars. By moving his catwalk across the Atlantic he can multi-task, unveiling next autumn’s offerings before popping round to fit starlets into their red carpet gowns.
And there’s good news too. He told WWD today that, ‘I love London, and I am not abandoning London Fashion Week. It’s a onetime thing, it made sense for me, and I plan to be back in September.’