Ford has long been an important staple of London Fashion Week, one of the world's four major industry events alongside New York, Milan and Paris, and his departure is a blow for the British event.
Ford told the Independent newspaper he had a "deep-rooted connection" to Los Angeles. "So many visuals in our world are filtered through Los Angeles including music, television and film and in this way it influences global fashion in a profound way," Ford said.
"Like fashion, film is also a creative endeavour that is extremely important to me. I am excited to bring these two aspects of my life together by presenting the collection in Los Angeles." The Independent reported the US designer would present his autumn/winter 2015 collection in Los Angeles on February 20 next year. The next London Fashion Week begins on the same date. (AFP)