Tom Ford is among the most highly respected and successful designers today. The winner of numerous design awards, his rise in fashion began in 1994.
After different collaboration with legendary fashion houses, in April 2005, he announced the creation of the Tom Ford brand. In that same year Tom Ford signed his partnership with Marcolin Group to produce and distribute optical frames and sunglasses.
In April 2007, his first directly operated retail store opened in New York at 845 Madison Avenue to coincide with the debut of the signature Tom Ford Menswear and Accessory Collection.