Tom Ford has revealed part of his catwalk collection.

The designer, who is known for never unveiling his clothes until they are in store, posted pictures online giving a sneak peak of what to expect from him next.

It is believed further pictures of the spring/summer 2013 collection will be shown soon.

A source told ''They decided that we would release a few images to illustrate the collection and accompany reviews, largely because of the way it was presented - which was more like a show.''

Tom keeps his ideas and creations so private that lookbooks are watermarked with the fashion publications name that it is being sent to, so images can be traced back if published.

The photos released show items such as a gold, fish-net pencil dress with strapless dress underneath and a glossy leather jacket with oversized upright collar.

His last presentation was at London Fashion Week last Sunday (14.09.12) and held off-schedule to a select group of people.