One of the most-watched women in fashion has offered up hints about her plans for the future.
Nearly a year after stepping down from her founders role at Jimmy Choo, Tamara Mellon revealed that she intends to write a nonfiction book, establish a womens rights foundation andChoo lovers will be glad to knowlaunch a new fashion venture.
Fashion is what I know, Mellon told the New York Times.
Mellon founded Jimmy Choo in 1996 and built it into a £525.5 million business before departing in 2011 due to what she described as disagreements with the new ownerships management structures. A noncompete agreement with Jimmy Choo bars Mellon from launching any new ventures until February 2013.
It was the best thing for me to have a forced rest, she said. Although she wouldnt go into detail about her project, it is widely expected to be a lifestyle and fashion brand, and may bear Mellons name. Id rather take the risk and have a new challenge.
Mellon added that she plans to establish her own womens rights foundation in the mould of Tory Burchs charitable organisation. As for the book, its not a novel, manifesto or business how-to handbook. Its an entrepreneur story, and will publish in 2013.