At Roger Pope and Partners, we are proud to stock a beautiful range of designer eyewear at our independent opticians in Marylebone. One of the most popular and innovative designers that we stock is Tom Ford; a man synonymous with glamour, style and timeless quality. In today’s news entry we explore the history of Tom Ford eyewear.
One of the most famous and successful designers working today, Tom Ford has won numerous accolades and awards. The designer began his career in fashion as an intern at Chloe’s Paris office whilst studying architecture. Ford was set on a move further into the fashion world and famously called American designer Cathy Hardwick every day for a month in hopes of securing a job at her sportswear company. In the interview when asked who his favourite European designers were Ford replied Chanel and Armani - based on the observation of what Hardwick was wearing at the time. After working as an assistant to Hardwick, Ford moved to Perry Ellis in 1988 before heading the women’s ready-to-wear collection at Gucci in 1990. As Ford’s stature and collaborations in the fashion World grew, he would eventually open his own brand in 2005 to produce and distribute optical frames and sunglasses.
Ford’s style has often been associated with modernity and glamour and his eyewear range typifies his approach to both design and fashion. Often provocative and very much innovative, Tom Ford Eyewear demonstrates an innate attention to detail and exclusive materials and workmanship.
Made in Italy, the eyewear collection merges both contemporary and vintage styles that are rendered instantly recognisable by the elegant metal “T” detail, the undisputed icon of the brand. Among the most iconic and desired styles we can count the Whitney, the Jennifer, the Cary, the Leo and the sunglasses worn by James Bond in the 007 Saga Movies (Marko, Snowdon and Henry).