Designer label TOM FORD to debut in Singapore in January 2014

LUXURY brand TOM FORD will make its debut in Singapore in January next year, with the opening of a store at the Marina Bay Sands. -- PHOTO: TOM FORD WEBSITE
LUXURY brand TOM FORD will make its debut in Singapore in January next year, with the opening of a store at the Marina Bay Sands. -- PHOTO: TOM FORD WEBSITE

LUXURY brand TOM FORD will make its debut in Singapore in January next year, with the opening of a store at the Marina Bay Sands.

This will be followed by a flagship store in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2015, mainboard-listed F J Benjamin said in a statement on July 24.

Modelled after the brand's Madison Avenue flagship store in New York, the Singapore boutique will carry the complete range of men's and women's ready-to-wear and accessories, eyewear, fragrance, beauty and fine jewellery.

The Singapore store opening is part of a newly formed partnership with F J Benjamin, Singapore's leading lifestyle and fashion company.

F J Benjamin will open the Indonesian flagship store in Jakarta's luxury mall, Plaza Indonesia, in the second half of 2015.

"The Singapore opening is very significant because there is a very sophisticated client who wants the finest accessories and clothing for all aspects of their life, and they want it presented in a modern way that resonates with the new world that is fast emerging in Asia," said American fashion designer and film director Tom Ford of his eponymous store.

TOM FORD chairman Domenico De Sole said: "We have a wonderful partner in F J Benjamin. They clearly understand the luxury business and opening in Singapore is the next strategic step in developing our global luxury business. With a keen focus on quality, authenticity and design, we are poised to establish the first true luxury brand of the 21st century."

The Singapore store will be outfitted in the signature TOM FORD palette of greys and deep browns with chrome and glass accents.