L.A. STATE OF MIND: Tom Ford’s fall 2015 show, scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on Feb. 20, will be a one-off event, and the designer plans to return to London Fashion Week next September. Ford told WWD his decision to show in L.A. was due in part to a scheduling conflict: The Academy Awards ceremony takes place on Feb. 22, smack in the middle of London Fashion Week, which runs from Feb. 20 to 24. Remaining in London would have meant showing the collection on the Monday after the Oscars.

“I love London, and I am not abandoning London Fashion Week,” the designer said. “It’s a onetime thing, it made sense for me, and I plan to be back in September.” Ford said he would also continue to show his men’s collections in London.

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As for the change, Ford pointed to the fact that New York and London are each taking place a week later than usual in February, hence the Oscars conflict. He added that he usually arrives in L.A. before the big night, doing red-carpet fittings for male and female stars.

He also said he’d been looking for an event to do in America, so doing a show in L.A. in February made sense.

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