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Meet the faces of Tommy Hil­figer’s lat­est ICONS col­lec­tion.

Tommy Hil­figer has teamed up with mod­els Hai­ley Bald­win and Win­nie Har­low to launch his lat­est col­lec­tion, which teams wardrobe sta­ples with a mod­ern twist.

T ommy Hil­figer has long been recog­nised as a leg­end of the fash­ion in­dus­try, but rather than rest­ing on his lau­rels, he con­tin­ues to evolve and mod­ernise, wow­ing with in­cred­i­ble cat­walk shows and rel­e­vant brand am­bas­sadors. As part of his Fall 2018 cam­paign – which will be show­cased next Tuesday in Shang­hai – he will re­veal his Tommy ICONS cap­sule col­lec­tion for women, fronted by model Hai­ley Bald­win, and model and ac­tivist Win­nie Har­low.

‘As two of the most sought-af­ter su­per­mod­els in the world, Hai­ley and Win­nie are be­com­ing the icons of to­mor­row, cap­ti­vat­ing their au­di­ences with their pow­er­ful drive and in­ner fire,’ says Hil­figer. ‘They are lead­ing the way for the next gen­er­a­tion of Tommy women, ap­proach­ing ev­ery­thing with con­fi­dence and op­ti­mism. These shared qual­i­ties and val­ues are why I’m ex­cited to wel­come them into our fam­ily.’

Fa­mil­iar wardrobe sta­ples – in­clud­ing the Ox­ford shirt, the parka and the puffer jacket – are reimag­ined in over­sized sil­hou­ettes, pleated con­struc­tions, luxe fab­rics, con­trast color-block stripes, and a warm navy, bur­gundy and gold colour pal­ette.

Inspiration is also taken from sport in the form of rugby shirts and dresses, while heavy­weight knitwear and dou­ble-breasted coats are teamed with washed den­ims and iconic lo­gos.

Re­cently en­gaged to Justin Bieber, Hai­ley is a sta­ple on so­cial me­dia, shar­ing be­hind the scenes glimpses into her life with her 12 mil­lion fol­low­ers.

‘Fash­ion is how I ex­press my in­di­vid­u­al­ity to the world, and Tommy Hil­figer’s de­signs are per­fect to make bold state­ments,’ she says. ‘I love styling each out­fit to make it my own, and I can’t wait to show fans of the brand how I in­fused my own twist.’

Win­nie is pas­sion­ate about cel­e­brat­ing in­di­vid­u­al­ity and a pos­i­tive body im­age, and is a prom­i­nent pub­lic speaker, with her TEDx Talk about per­cep­tion of beauty gain­ing over one mil­lion views on YouTube.

‘I’ve al­ways be­lieved in the power of em­brac­ing who you are and break­ing con­ven­tions, so I am proud to part­ner with an in­cred­i­ble de­signer who truly shares this spirit,’ she says. ‘I’ve al­ways loved the brand’s clas­sic Amer­i­can cool style and I’m ex­cited to share my fa­vorite pieces with fans.’

YOU is de­lighted to bring you an ex­clu­sive look at the new col­lec­tion so turn the page for out­fits and a q&a with Tommy him­self.

The col­lec­tion will be avail­able af­ter the TOMMYNOW run­way show in Shang­hai this Tuesday on tommy.com, the flag­ship store on Grafton Street and Tommy Hil­figer stores na­tion­wide

What does it take to be an icon of to­mor­row?

TH: Be­ing an icon is about rep­re­sent­ing some­thing big­ger than your­self, which pushes you to lead the way. It’s not about what you have in life, but about what you do, mak­ing a per­ma­nent mark on his­tory that will in­spire peo­ple in years to come.

Who are your style icons?

TH: Steve McQueen, Grace Kelly, James Dean and Jackie Kennedy are all le­gends in their own right. Their time­less styles con­tinue to res­onate with au­di­ences around the world and will al­ways in­spire me.

What has been your big­gest ac­com­plish­ment to date, in­side or out­side of your ca­reer?

TH: My chil­dren. They all have unique per­son­al­i­ties, pas­sions and dreams in life, and they are a con­stant source of inspiration. Our dif­fer­ences make our fam­ily spe­cial and the time we spend to­gether is al­ways a lot of fun. I’m also very proud of what my wife Dee is ac­com­plish­ing in the world of fash­ion.

What is the most re­ward­ing part of work­ing in the fash­ion in­dus­try?

TH: Part­ner­ing with in­cred­i­bly cre­ative and in­spir­ing tal­ent. Since launch­ing the brand over 30 years ago, I’ve been for­tu­nate to col­lab­o­rate with amaz­ing pop cul­ture and sport icons, such as The Rolling Stones, Aaliyah, David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz, Bey­oncé, Rafael Nadal, The Chainsmok­ers and Gigi Ha­did. These part­ner­ships have all in­jected fresh­ness and new­ness into our col­lec­tions, in­spir­ing oth­ers to em­brace their in­di­vid­u­al­ity and ex­press them­selves through fash­ion.

How do you pick your­self up when faced with chal­leng­ing times?

TH: Ev­ery chal­lenge is a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. It can take you one step closer to achiev­ing your dreams. De­spite set­backs, you have to al­ways stay true to your­self and stick to your vi­sion.

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