Personally, I have not had a lot of experience with the brand, but decided to take a look at the lines and see what it had to offer. I was very impressed with the various sun styles that were both very sophisticated and clean. Tom Ford has sunglasses for people looking to make a statement and for people looking for something more simple. Another great feature about the line is they have several frames that have “Asian-fit” bridges – this is great for all of you out there that (like me) have a very small nose bridge and usually require nosepads for anything to stay up properly. Tom Ford has more of a selection for females than males but has a wide selection of styles so there’s bound to be something for everyone. The production of the frames is also very detailed and high quality. There are a lot of different pieces that go into some of the frames but they all feel very sturdy and well made – in Italy none-the-less.
We will be bringing in both the optical frames and sunglasses to Wink so if you like what you see, be sure to check us out once we open! Stay tuned for more brand spotlights to see what we will have to offer at Wink!
Please comment below on anything you liked or would like to see! We will try our best to listen to all your ideas!
Big thank you to those involved in the production of the pictures and feature video: Dimmy Chow, Dennis Ho, Janice Lee, William Chia, Debbie Dang, and Lindsey Melville. I could not have done this without you guys.
Below, I’ve summarized some information about the designer himself for those of you that are interested.
Tom Ford was born in Austin, Texas but spent most of his childhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He studied art history in New York at the New York University and later on concentrated his studies on architecture at Parson’s School of Design in New York and Paris.
In 1990, Tom Ford had the opportunity to join Gucci as the company’s women’s wear designer where he excelled within the company to Creative Director. As Creative Director of the Gucci Group he was also in charge of Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and YSL Beaute.
The brand Tom Ford was created in April 2005 and partnered with Marcolin Group to produce and distribute optical frames and sunglasses. His first flagship store opened in New York on Madison Avenue in April 2007 where he debuted his men’s wear and accessory collection.
Tom Ford’s success has been widely recognized and he has won several awards including awards from the Prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America, VH-1 Vogue Fashion Awards, People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful People, The Fashion Editor’s Club of Japan, British GQ International Man of the Year Award, and many more.