Tiffany & Co unveils its flagship store, and Tom Ford releases his final collection. Find these stories and more as we uncover the top international fashion news of the week.
Tom Ford Presents Final Collection
Tom Ford is bidding his farewell with his final offering on the runway. The American designer announced the news, which surprised the fashion world. He launched the eponymous label in 2005, following ten years as a creative director for Gucci. He began with a focus on menswear, accessories, and beauty before releasing women’s ready-to-wear in 2010. Estee Lauder acquired the brand for $2.3 billion in November 2022, but Ford confirmed he would remain at the helm until the end of 2023.
His FW23 collection, dubbed Tom Ford Archive Collection, features an assortment of some of his favorite pieces on key models that he has worked with since the launch. Some of the garments include black lace gowns, sequined football shirts, and leopard print suits. Models included Karlie Kloss, Joan Small, Amber Valletta, Caroline Trentini, and Karen Elson, among others – the final campaign was shot by Steven Klein. The full collection will debut later in 2023.
Tiffany & Co Celebrate Flagship Store Launch
Tiffany & Co has celebrated the opening of its flagship store with a fashionable event. The jewelry store announced the re-opening of its New York store, named The Landmark, which was remodeled for the first time since 1940. With a rich history, the ten-floor building was most famously featured in the opening credits of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
To celebrate the reopening, the jeweler threw an enormous party in the newly renovated building. Those invited included Gal Gadot, Florence Pugh, Blake Lively, Barbara Palvin and Dylan Sprouse, Jacob Eordi, and Tracee Ellis Ross. Other famous faces included Anya- Taylor-Joy, Hailey Bieber, Gabrielle Union, and Dwyane Wade.
Tom Ford Names New Creative Director
As Tom Ford releases his final collection, the label announces its new creative director. Peter Hawkings will take the reigns at the brand, who was previously senior vice president of Tom Ford Menswear. He began working with Ford in 1998 while at Gucci, and they have worked together ever since. “In Peter Hawkings, the brand has found the perfect creative director,” Tom Ford said.
“Since the creation of Tom Ford menswear, Peter has been instrumental in the success of the brand. He is an incredibly talented leader with tremendous industry experience, and his appointment gives me confidence that my commitment to creating fashion products with the highest level of design and quality will continue,” Ford continued.
Helena Christenson Front Karl Lagerfeld Restropective
Supermodel Helena Christenson is the star of a Karl Lagerfeld tribute campaign. To celebrate the 2023 Met Gala, whose theme is Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty, vintage luxury store What Goes Around Comes Around is offering a retrospective on the designer. The store will offer more than 2,000 pieces by the designer in the exclusive launch, with 70 available at Luxury Stores on Amazon.
“We went as deep as we could — literally across the world — for the past six months curating this collection, and I think there are going to be some very excited collectors if they can get at it quick enough,” said Seth Weisser, the store’s co-founder. In honor of the event, the store enlisted Helena Christenson to star in the campaign. “We were thrilled to get Helena back. We’ve done things in the past, but nothing like a campaign,” said Weisser.
Alexandra Feiam is an experienced fashion writer who holds a degree in journalism. She has an impressive portfolio and expertise working as the Editor at Power Retail and Commercial Content Editor at Newscorp. Ally has been writing for The TrendSpotter since 2018, and her work has been featured in notable publications such as The Herald Sun, Arirang TV South Korea, Kidspot, The House of Wellness, and The Daily Telegraph.
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