• Dr. Steven Weisman

Tom Ford’s Vision for Fashion and Eyewear

Updated: Aug 10, 2020

Photo courtesy of TOM FORD

Tom Ford is more than an individual man. His influences are seen through several decades and brands. His name is iconic and his resume continues to grow. Tom Ford is a leader in the fashion industry, even for optical frames and sunglasses. This award-winning designer has been recognized around the world for his fashions. Read on to learn more about Tom Ford, the man and brand…

Meet the Man, Tom Ford

Ford is an American fashion designer who studied in New York and Paris, France. After his graduation, Ford worked for various labels and designers. In 1990, he joined Gucci and helped the house grow with billions of dollars in sales. Ford started as a designer for Gucci womenswear, but he was promoted to creative director in 1994. He designed for all categories of Gucci such as ready-to-wear, beauty and eyewear.

When the Gucci Group added Yves Saint Laurent to their company, Tom Ford stepped up again as a creative director. He was the creative director for Yves Saint Laurent from 2000 to 2004. After his time with Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford was ready for a new project. His next venture would be something on his own with his name as the brand, TOM FORD.

Meet the Brand, TOM FORD

In 2005, Ford announced his label and began designing for his own brand. With the help of the Marcolin Group, Ford was creating new styles and trends for eyewear. Almost every pair of TOM FORD glasses are adorned with the signature “T” at each temple. This embellishment and bold frames have become a trademark of the brand. Along with eyewear, TOM FORD is a prominent house for beauty, menswear and other departments.


Tom Ford’s Vision for American Fashion

With his successes for Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and TOM FORD, Ford is well accomplished in the fashion industry. If he were to retire today, he would be considered a legend. As the brand comes close to its 15th anniversary, Ford continues to produce new collections. He was even elected as the new chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

In June 2019, Tom Ford will assume his new position. He is a great influence on American fashion and has ideas for growth and new development. According to The New York Times, Ford said, “the key to the future of American fashion is to become more international and more global.” Think of the large acetate frames we know from TOM FORD, but with input from European and Asian countries.

TOM FORD Eyewear in Tucson, Arizona

Look for bold sunglasses and optical eyewear from TOM FORD. Even the slim and most minimalist pair of glasses is striking. If you’re looking for a brow bar that makes a statement or a shape that is truly unique, consider TOM FORD Eyewear. Optical Image by Dr. Weisman carries TOM FORD Eyewear at both our locations in Tucson, Arizona.

Optical Image is proud to partner with TOM FORD for special events and trunk shows in Tucson. Visit us at Tucson Mall or Park Place Mall to see our selection of TOM FORD glasses. Call us at Tucson Mall, 520-293-6800, or Park Place Mall, 520-748-0320, with any questions. We are excited to see what Tom Ford does next and how fashion for eyewear will change. Optical Image by Dr. Weisman is your local boutique for TOM FORD glassed and much more.

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