A special edition of 11 luxurious pieces based on the designer’s personal style
Dubai, UAE, July 2017: Tom Ford has launched the TOM FORD Private Eyewear Collection, a special edition of sunglasses and optical frames designed specifically for the eyewear connoisseur (both men and women), available across the Middle East this July onwards.
Featuring eleven styles, the Private Collection commemorates Tom Ford’s eleven years of making exceptional eyewear and are crafted using ultra-premium materials. Real buffalo horn is selected for its warm and luxurious finish and its natural pattern that gives each piece a unique quality. The highest-grade Japanese titanium is chosen for its ultra-light weight and sleek, progressive look.
All sunglasses feature special photochromic lenses that darken and lighten automatically, depending on the light conditions. Optical frames are also lightly tinted in green, blue, or brown.
Says Tom Ford, “These are the frames that I personally wear and in some instances originally designed only for myself. This is truly my own private collection. In most cases these editions of my favorite frames have been produced in new elevated materials that are uncommon in most commercially produced frames.”
Five Private Collection
A part of this exclusive collection, the five Private Collection features the Tom N.2, N.8, N.10, N.4 and N.6 models – Timeless with a suave-style level of sophistication.
The TOM N.2, a timeless style made of shiny black or shiny striped green horn and featuring the signature metal T at the temples. The new TOM N.8 is a generously rounded aviator shape with a thick bridge, offered in shiny black horn with light brown photochromic lenses. TOM N.10 follows similar lines but with a lighter and more spacious double-bar bridge. The curving, streamlined TOM N.4 and TOM N.6 reinvent the aviator from titanium in shiny rose gold, light ruthenium, and black. Their cross-front frames—a TOM FORD signature—and light brown or smoke-with-silver-mirror photochromic lenses create a head-turning look.
Six Private Collection
The Six Private Collection Optical frames echo several of the sunglass styles, but with a slightly more subdued appeal. Made from black horn, these include TOM N.1, N.3, N.5 (worn by Colin Firth) and N.7.
TOM N.1 is an aviator shape made of black horn with light smoke optical lenses. TOM N.3 is a double-bar wayfarer, offered in striped dark brown horn with blue lenses, or light brown horn with light brown lenses. TOM N.5 is a classic style that was made iconic by Colin Firth in “A Single Man.” For the Private Collection, it is offered in black horn with green lenses or striped brown horn with light brown lenses. A more rounded version of this silhouette, TOM N.7, is made of strikingly pale, light brown horn.
This features the TOM N.11 – a geometric shaped frame, with metal detailing and strikingly blue lenses, as well as the TOM N.9 that is a more subtle and ultra-wearable iteration of this style, made of striped dark brown horn with light green lenses.
Price range varies from AED 2,580 to AED 3,700.
The Private Collection is available at Tom Ford boutiques and at major outlets across the Middle East.
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About TOM FORD:
Born in Austin, Texas and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 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, when he became creative director of Gucci. His innovative and provocative designs set the tone for an entirely new direction in the world of luxury goods.
In April 2005, one year after leaving Gucci Group, he announced the creation of the TOM FORD brand. A beauty and eyewear collection launched in 2005 and 2006. 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. Several landmark fragrances were launched in succession, including TOM FORD BLACK ORCHID and TOM FORD GREY VETIVER, as well as a scent collection for perfume connoisseurs called PRIVATE BLEND. In February 2011, the TOM FORD Womenswear Collection was introduced to clients worldwide. A potent vision of modern, feminine glamour, its exquisitely constructed and beautifully finished suiting, daywear, and eveningwear allow women of all ages to amplify their individuality and present their most glamorous selves to the world.
Marcolin, among the worldwide leading companies in the eyewear industry, stands out for the pursuit of excellence, the continuous innovation and the unique ability to faithfully combine design and Italian craftsmanship with the core values of each brand. The brand portfolio includes: Tom Ford, Balenciaga, Moncler, Ermenegildo Zegna, Montblanc, Roberto Cavalli, Tod’s, Emilio Pucci, Swarovski, Dsquared2, Diesel, Just Cavalli, Covergirl, Kenneth Cole, Timberland, Guess, Gant, Harley-Davidson, Marciano, Catherine Deneuve, Skechers, Bongo, Candie’s, Rampage, Viva, Marcolin and Web. In 2016, the company sold about 14 million eyeglasses. www.marcolin.com