After all the hubbub over the Versace for H&M collection dies down, could Tom Ford be the next designer to collaborate with the fast fashion retailer and set the internet’s tongues a-wagging? Dear god, we hope so!
According to BusinessWeek, H&M is “keen to follow up its Versace collection with a fashion range designed by Tom Ford.” It’s a rumor that’s been around before–coincidentally (or not?), right after H&M’s last high-profile collaboration with Lanvin wrapped.
Back then, we doubted the veracity of the rumor for the same reasons we do now: Namely, that fast-fashion–and a highly publicized collaboration, which would necessitate a press tour and ad campaign with the designer–doesn’t really seem like Ford’s steez.
BusinessWeek doesn’t give us much to back up their claim either, saying only that H&M’s creative adviser Margareta van den Bosch, said Tom Ford is “a very interesting name,” and that she “wouldn’t mind” doing a collaboration with him. But she also told the magazine she’d had no contact with the designer (yet) and Tom Ford’s camp declined to comment on the story. So it seems about fifty-fifty that this could actually happen, at this point. But a girl can hope right?
Everyone keep your fingers crossed!