News: Best of Jan. 7, 2013

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Photos credits: Rex Features via Vogue UK, Getty Images, Daniel Dal Zennaro/European Pressphoto Agency via the NYTimes

Tom Ford Scheduled to Show Autumn/Winter ’13 in London.  Recently known for his tight-security fashion presentations shrouded in secrecy with heavily-guarded guest lists and media coverage, designer Tom Ford will present his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection at London Fashion Week on Monday, February 18. According to Vogue UK, Ford says his company has grown so much in the last year that a show is necessary to accommodate and feed the demand for the sexy, innovative brand. Ford expects 500 to 1,000 people to attend the show. 

—For more: Tom Ford London Catwalk Show Plans Revealed, Vogue UK and The Fantastic Mr. Ford, The Times

Kate Lanphear to Join T: The New York Times Style Magazine. The former style director of Elle is confirmed to join Deborah Needleman’s team at T: The New York Times Style Magazine. T fashion journalist Jim Shi tweeted the news, which was then re-tweeted by T‘s official twitter; thereby confirming the move. Lanphear, who brings her cultish fan-following with her to T, joins the team just over a month before Needleman’s first issue is set to go to hit stands, Feb. 17, 2013. Starting with the Feb. issue, T will publish just 13 issues a year, down two from Sally Singer’s more “high-brow hipster” themed 15 issues a year. According to Adweek, the magazine will be printed in a larger format and on a heavier paper.

—For more: Kate Lanphear Joing T, Media Bistro and T Magazine to Get Bigger Format, Frequency Change… Adweek

Missoni Family Still Searching For Missing Plane. Four days ago a plane carrying Vittorio Missonia, the head of the family-owned Italian fashion house Missoni, and three others went missing during a flight from Los Roques island to Simon Bolívar International Airport. Missoni, who owns the company with his two siblings, Angela and Luca, was in Venezuela vacationing with friends. The Missoni family is working with the Venezuelan government and the media-at-large to find the missing plane and its passengers. According to Women’s Wear Daily, representatives of the Venezuelan government dismiss reports of kidnapping, although the plane went missing in an area known for drug smuggling.

—For more: Missoni Search Goes On For Fourth Day, WWD and Plane Carrying Vittorio Lost Near Venezuela, NYTimes