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TOM FORD NAMED CFDA MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR

LAST YEAR, TOM FORD RECEIVED THE GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD. IT DIDN’T TAKE THAT LONG FOR THE TEXAS-BORN DESIGNER TO BE RECOGNIZED AGAIN BY HIS PEERS. WHEN IT COMES TO THE WAY MODERN MEN PUT THEMSELVES TOGETHER, FORD HAS PLAYED A STARRING ROLE. WHEN HE LAUNCHED MENSWEAR IN 2006 IT SET OFF A NEW DRESS CODE FOR ELEGANCE AND POLISH. RECENTLY, FORD IS FOCUSING MORE CLOSELY ON SPORTSWEAR. CONSIDER SPRING’S SHEARLING DENIM JACKETS AND MINIMAL SNEAKERS MIXED AMONG TAILORED PANTS AND HOUNDSTOOTH COATS. “I DECIDED THAT IT WAS TIME TO EXPAND ON THIS OFFERING AND FOCUS ON OUR CLIENTS NEEDS FOR MORE CASUAL OPTIONS.” FORD HAS SPOKEN FREQUENTLY AND ELOQUENTLY ON THE DEMANDS OF THE INDUSTRY—PARTICULARLY THE PRESSURE TO BE CREATIVE—BUT IT HASN’T LESSENED HIS INTENSE PASSION FOR WHAT HE DOES. “THE INDUSTRY HAS SHIFTED AND PRODUCTS ARE BEING CREATED AT AN INCREDIBLE SPEED, I DO NOT WANT TO CREATE JUST TO MEET A DEMAND OR A TREND. I STRIVE TO CREATE PRODUCTS WITH AUTHENTICITY, QUALITY AND SUBSTANCE.” [EXCERPT FROM THE 2015 CFDA AWARDS JOURNAL]