Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tom Ford Japan
Tom Ford a favorite designer of mine is best known for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label before directing the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man, but can his success as a designer and director transfer to that of a retailer in Japan?
With the stagnated Japanese economy and the shift away from luxury brand labels to fast-fashion still continuing are there really enough customers in Japan to support four Tom Ford stores? After all how many people in Japan are really buying off-the-rack suits for 500,000 yen and bespoke suits from 1 million yen?