Tommy Hilfiger knows fashion. Lucky for us, he took some time out of his busy schedule to bestow his wisdom upon a bevy of guests at the Macy’s “Men of Style” event on November 7. The event, hosted at Miami’s Dadeland Mall in conjunction with GQ Magazine, provided an opportunity for die-hard male fashion divas to peruse his Fall 2009 collection, discover season must-haves and get style questions answered by the man himself and GQ Style Correspondent, Brett Fahlgren. Haute Miami Heat players Udonis Haslem and Mario Chalmers were on hand as well to sign autographs and give away a pair of game tickets to a lucky fan.
“The Fall 2009 collection was inspired by Fifth Avenue, the iconic thoroughfare where luxury meets sensibility,” said Hilfiger, who opened a global flagship store on the aptly-titled ‘most expensive street in the world’ in August. Another launched in Istanbul just last week. “It expresses the Tommy Hilfiger philosophy of democratic dressing. The new Spring 2010 collection that we showed in September at Bryant Park is inspired by the relaxed glamour of a southern California boardwalk, dreamt up for a lifestyle that is as chic as it is casual.”
Chic and casual seem to personify the iconic designer as well. Apparently his “dream big, work hard” motto has paid off, evident in the colossal success of his brand since its inception. A constant evolution of his vision and ideas has shaped a sophisticated, classic design aesthetic with a modern element intertwined.
“Over time we’ve become more globally-minded so that now the collections really incorporate an international feel and perspective,” he said. “Right now we’re focusing on developing our Fall 2010 collection and are very excited to show it in February. I want people to feel comfortable yet chic when they wear my clothes, captivating but unpretentious. And a little sexy never hurts.” Indeed.