What he promises, speaking to the Daily Telegraph is "beautiful, glamorous clothes".
And, thankfully, for those worried that fashion simply worships at the altar of youth, the focus will be on a "kind of grown-up dressing that isn't always out there".
After leaving Gucci he made a film, the critically-acclaimed Colin Firth vehicle A Single Man and brought out a lipstick – "Have you noticed how much make-up girls are wearing these days? It's because it's cheaper than buying clothes. I love beauty products".
But has Tom, now an Oscar-nominated director, lost his passion for the cut and fall of a beautifully made garment? The answer is a very definite no.
"I would lose my mind if I just did films, and my next film is ready to go. But even if I cast it now, it would be another 18 months before we were on set.
"I like the speed of fashion. I love doing different things and I think I still have something valid to say in fashion."