Tom Ford will show his menswear collection for the first time in London next January.

The designer will present his autumn/winter 2013-14 line as part of the London Collections: Men schedule, before opening his first British store in the UK capital later in the year.

He told the Daily Telegraph newspaper: ''I am very pleased to be showing my menswear collection in London next January. London has a vibrancy that is inspiring and much of what I create for men takes its inspiration from traditional British menswear. My clothes are designed with an international customer in mind, and London is one of the most international cities on the planet.''

It has not yet been confirmed whether the menswear will be shown on the catwalk, or via a more exclusive, private presentation, which is what he does as with the Tom Ford womenswear collections.

Tom recently told how he has a functional approach to his creations.

He said: ''I am a commercial fashion designer. I always design jackets with two sleeves. I don't design jackets with three sleeves or the layers and layers come off like little dolls from Russia.

''Fashion for me is a creative endeavour but it is not art for me.''