>> It was hinted earlier this month that Tom Ford was actively recruiting for his womenswear design team; now comes word that he has hired Caroline Tixier, a women’s ready-to-wear designer at Givenchy, and Pablo Coppola, an accessories designer at Alexander McQueen, although neither a Tom Ford spokeswoman or Ford's business partner Domenico De Sole would comment to confirm.
Speculation out of Europe sets Ford's return to womenswear for just less than a year from now during the Fall 2011 season. The designer is said to be thinking of starting up again with a presentation instead of a runway show, set in either New York or Milan. He's also reportedly in the process of squaring away launch exclusives with top retail partners.
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