ON THE COVER: HAILEY BALDWIN & WINNIE HARLOW
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.