London Fashion Week begins this Friday, just days after the glamour and glitz of its New York counterpart.
And the fashion world is particularly excited to see Tom Ford, the suave former creative director of Gucci, debut his own collection in the British capital.
Now an Oscar-nominated film director, Tom is quick to reassure his fans that he is still firmly focused on fashion.
"I would lose my mind if I just did films," he said, speaking to the Daily Telegraph, "and my next film is ready to go."
"But even if I cast it now, it would be another 18 months before we were on set.
"I like the speed of fashion. I love doing different things and I think I still have something valid to say in fashion."
The Texan-born designer will showcase on September 18 to an ultra-exclusive group of hand-picked editors and buyers.
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