Can you believe it has been almost a year since the rumours of a Tom Ford for H&M collaboration first surfaced? Now the rumours are back after H&M said they would be keen to follow up their Versace line with a collection from Ford.

"[Tom Ford is] a very interesting name," said H&M's creative adviser Margareta van den Bosch about the possibility of a collaboration. "I can say, I wouldn't mind."

Despite this it is understood that H&M have had no contact with Ford at this stage, and the designer has declined to comment on any such reports. Then again after the Versace collection launches this week who knows which designer will be next to partner with the Swedish-based retailer?

Is anyone game enough to back Ford? I am!

[via Bloomberg Businessnews]