I love Tom Ford (or at least, his wares), that’s no secret. So when a new product is crafted from his fashion house I’m generally rather eager to get my hands on it. But, being frank, the ‘news’ swirling the net about a Tom Ford for H&M collection strikes me as being about realistic as Father Christmas. Tom Ford going high street? Highly unlikely, and here’s why:
Tom Ford does things differently. This is the man who launched his upcoming ‘Tom For women’s collection‘ and then banned the press precisely so you couldn’t see it. Why? He knows luxury, he knows its exclusive, and he knows luxury is limited.
A collaboration would be anything but.
There’s one other piece about this ‘news’, which first appeared in something called French Tribune, that drives home the fact that this is never going to happen: they state that the Tom Ford for H&M collection will be cheaper versions of his upcoming women’s line (pictured at the bottom of this article). Not a chance. Who is going to spend up to $40,000 on a dress that everyone else has picked up for $200 at H&M. No one.
So there you have it, French Tribune’s ‘news’ that the designer collaboration at H&M to follow Lanvin will be Tom Ford is simply a work of fiction. Perhaps fantasy, but fiction none the less.
Indulge your eyes in the real quality pieces of Tom Ford’s women’s line by clicking on the thumbnails below. Before that, however, is what French Tribune
had to say probably made up:
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.
Tom Ford for H&M advert (23 Nov 2011)