A brand once known only for motorcycle and aviation wear re-enters the market, presenting their first-ever runway show during New York Fashion Week today.
Tommy Hilfiger is one of the world’s most successful “American Classic Lifestyle” brands. Started in 1985, Tommy Hilfiger offers men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel, sportswear, and denim, and has expanded over the years to also cover the home, fragrance, and accessories markets. The brand’s huge success can be attributed its distinct ability to deliver classic American style with small touches of novelty that convey an unexpected twist. The designer himself is a true depiction of the American dream, coming from humble beginnings, Tommy Hilfiger started his first clothing business when he was still in high school. His dedication and drive has cemented the brand’s presence in fashion.
dunhill is arguably the most luxurious distributor of fine men’s goods in the world today. To their credit, few brands have such a rich, storied history that spans multiple transitions for the company, with the final result being a reputation beyond reproach. While the brand is now associated with apparel and accessories, this has not always been the case. The dunhill tale began in 1893 in Great Britain, with Alfred Dunhill at the helm of his family’s saddlery business. He moved to shift the focus of the company to automotive accessories following the popularity of the emerging motorcar. The possibilities were endless as dunhill capitalized on a burgeoning marketplace; automobiles arrived sans accessories (only a chassis and body were part of the design), and Alfred and his company took the opportunity to become “Dunhill Motorities” – a one-stop shop for driving adornments.
Established in 1966, Bottega Veneta (literally translated to “Venetian atelier”) was conceived by Michele Taddei and Renzo Zengiaro.
Following the release of this 1986 collection, Marc Jacobs received the high honor of being the youngest designer ever to be bestowed the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) at the age of twenty-four. One could say, Jacobs was destined to be a shining star in the fashion industry.