June 5, 2013 |
The Tommy Hilfiger brand is hitting the SoCal roads this summer to promote its new Surf Shack collection of beachy keen clothes. The limited-edition collection, which is already in stores and available online, is apparently (and we quote) "inspired by the warm waters of Malibu, Australia's Gold Coast and chilly Atlantic swells in Biarritz. It's sunset drinks at the cottage, late-night beach bonfires and après surf clambakes. " We've never been to an après surf clambake, but imagine we could find something suitable in the sand-and-sea-themed capsule collection. The 12-piece women's collection includes pieces like chambray playsuits, white blazer and pleated dresses suitable for wearing over hibiscus-print bikinis or swimsuits festooned with anchors.
April 27, 2013 |
There's magic afoot in Orange County that has nothing to do with a giant mouse or a legendary berry farm and everything to do with George Esquivel and his band of craftsmen who, for more than a decade, have been hand-cobbling high-end shoes for a who's who of the well-heeled, including rock stars, NBA players, politicians and Hollywood heavyweights of every stripe. In a nondescript building off I-5 in Buena Park, pieces of white leather destined to become booties for singer Janelle Monae are being meticulously hand-stitched at one table.
February 24, 2013
Location: 157 N. Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays Info: (310) 247-1475
February 24, 2013 |
Tommy Hilfiger has opened a 6,600-square-foot flagship store at the southwest corner of North Robertson and Beverly boulevards in West Hollywood, marking Hilfiger's return to freestanding retail in the L.A. area after a 12-year hiatus. The remodeled boutique, located in a corner storefront space once occupied by an Armani Exchange, aims for an aesthetic Hilfiger calls "East Coast traditional meets West Coast ease," with a navy blue tiled facade and brass door and window accents that make the store exterior feel like the architectural equivalent of a preppy blue blazer.
February 15, 2013 |
Alicia Keys made a surpise appearance Wednesday at the opening celebration for Tommy Hilfiger's new West Coast flagship store at the corner of Robertson and Beverly boulevards in West Hollywood. Guests at the opening included Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, Julianna Hough, Drew Barrymore, Estelle, Cash Warren, Kate Capshaw, Kathy Hilton, Neil Patrick Harris and Olivia Munn. [Racked LA] And not so far away more stars celebrated Topshop's L.A. opening, too. [WWD] Fashion designer John Galliano famously got in trouble -- and lost his job at Christian Dior -- for some anti-Semitic bar rants.
February 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- The hounds-tooth check is turning out to be a trend with some serious legs this season. After first gathering steam at the Milan and Paris men's ready-to-wear shows (at Calvin Klein, Paul Smith and Versace, among others), we first spotted it running wild this side of the Atlantic at the Tommy Hilfiger men's runway show in a range of sizes and colors. (That's where we also learned, thanks to the screens flanking the exits streaming real-time social media reactions, that the Spanish equivalent of hounds-tooth is “la pata de gallo,” which translates as “crow's foot.”)
February 9, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Tommy Hilfiger sent a fall 2013 menswear collection full of bold patterns down the runway at the Park Avenue Armory on Friday evening, the second day of fashion week here. Titled “Savile Row meets Ivy League,” the collection unspooled against a set piece designed to look like the library of a British boarding school. The inspiration: “Sartorial tradition meets all-American prep,” read the accompanying show notes. “Traditional tailoring is approached with a rock 'n' roll irreverence in the spirit of Tommy Nutter, sixties London's go-to tailor who counted the Beatles and Mick Jagger among his clients.