Lewis Hamilton unveils latest Tommy Hilfiger line with star-studded London show

Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton recruited many famous faces to model their latest designs at London Fashion Week on Sunday.The American designer unveiled his fourth collection in partnership with the Formula One driver, as well as their capsule colle…

Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton recruited many famous faces to model their latest designs at London Fashion Week on Sunday.

The American designer unveiled his fourth collection in partnership with the Formula One driver, as well as their capsule collection with musician H.E.R., at the TOMMYNOW Spring 2020 show held at the Tate Modern in London on Sunday night, with celebrity guests including Billy Porter, Charli XCX, and Meghan Trainor.

The show featured a diverse, age, and size-inclusive mix of models from both sides of the Atlantic, ranging from ’90s British favourites Jodie Kidd, Yasmin Le Bon, and Erin O’Connor to newcomers such as Halima Aden, Alton Mason, and Jasmine Sanders. Other U.K. faces included Jourdan Dunn, Georgia May Jagger, and Karen Elson, while international models included Winnie Harlow, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Candice Swanepoel.

The famous faces on the runway vastly outnumbered those sitting front row, with the show also featuring celebrity relatives such as Helena Christensen and Norman Reedus’ son Mingus, Kate Moss’ sister Lottie, Liam Gallagher’s son Lennon, Bob Geldof’s daughter Pixie, and Christy Turlington’s nephew James.

The genderless ‘See Now, Buy Now’ collection was the most sustainable TommyxLewis release to date, with 75 per cent of the line using more sustainable production methods, including organic cotton, recycled fabric, and low-impact denim washes.

Naomi Campbell opened the show wearing a neon yellow and beige tracksuit with chunky high-top sneakers. A number of streetwear looks followed, before the collection focused on preppy outfits heavily featuring nautical stripes and the stars and stripes of the U.S. flag, with Ambrosio wearing a crisp navy blue blazer over the top of a white and blue striped shirt, worn as a dress, and a white jumper.

Hamilton linked arms with Campbell as he walked down to the catwalk with Hilfiger and H.E.R. to give the final bow.

“Thanks to @thomasjhilfiger, @hermusicofficial, all my amazing models including @naomi and of course to everyone at @tommyhilfiger,” he wrote on Instagram. “It’s been such a journey to create our most sustainable collection to date, but it’s something I’m so proud that we’ve been able to achieve. Feeling very grateful for all our hard work today.”

London Fashion Week continues on Monday with presentations from Burberry, JW Anderson, and Erdem.

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Jodie Kidd lost weight for catwalk comeback

Jodie Kidd shed 21 pounds (9.5 kilograms) when she decided to return to modelling in 2018.The runway star, who was known for her ‘heroin chic’ aesthetic in her ’90s heyday, ducked out of fashion to concentrate on race car driving in the early ’00s. Sh…

Jodie Kidd shed 21 pounds (9.5 kilograms) when she decided to return to modelling in 2018.

The runway star, who was known for her ‘heroin chic’ aesthetic in her ’90s heyday, ducked out of fashion to concentrate on race car driving in the early ’00s.

She’s also a published author, but late last year, Jodie opted to get back into the modelling game and in February, she made her catwalk comeback walking for VIN + OMI as London Fashion Week kicked off.

“When I had my son, Indi (now seven), I piled on stones and stones, and was super happy, but I decided to get back into modelling at the end of last year so I lost about a stone and a half,” she told British newspaper Metro. “I was running a lot and working on a book called Balance Your Life, which says what you put in is what you get out. But it’s more about being strong than skinny. It’s difficult to get skinny at 40!”

Asked if she is currently on a diet, Jodie admitted she allows herself everything in moderation, but never overindulges.

“I’ll have a glass of wine and some cheese and pasta but everything in certain amounts. For example, I won’t have bread, followed by bruschetta, followed by spaghetti, followed by tiramisu,” the 40-year-old smiled.

As well as her fashion career, keen horse rider Jodie has also recently joined forces with luxury leather and accessories brand Englana, after spotting the label’s “brilliant” welly boot bag at a horse show.

“I was born and bred in the countryside, and I’ve got horses, dogs and chickens, so I’m constantly in and out of wellies. But sticking filthy wellies in the back of my car has always been a pain and I’m constantly having the car cleaned,” she said. “The welly bag is such a simple idea and Englana’s is beautifully made.”

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Jodie Kidd puts anxiety struggles behind her as she returns to the runway

Jodie Kidd has conquered her anxiety and returned to the catwalk.The former model was one of the hottest names in fashion in the ‘90s, and became the poster girl for the much criticised “heroin chic”, waifer thin look.While she has starred in th…

Jodie Kidd has conquered her anxiety and returned to the catwalk.

The former model was one of the hottest names in fashion in the ‘90s, and became the poster girl for the much criticised “heroin chic”, waifer thin look.

While she has starred in the odd campaign in recent years, Kidd has mostly left modelling behind, focusing her attention on being a racing car driver instead. But on Thursday (14Feb19) she appeared on her first catwalk in years, walking for VIN + OMI as London Fashion Week kicked off, proving she has won her battle with anxiety.

“I would like to write about anxiety next, having suffered from it for so many years. I would like to talk about it a bit more, even though I’m not an expert therapist. Through the years of suffering I’ve explored different avenues,” the 40-year-old told the Daily Mail.

Over the last 10 years Kidd has only made one other runway appearance, in 2015 for a charity catwalk.

And opening up further about her anxiety, she shared it doesn’t revolve around modelling, but impacts her whole life in general.

“It’s not performance anxiety — it’s full-on anxiety,” she said. “I had proper wobbles when I was in my late teens and there was a lot of pressure in the fashion industry, which made things worse.

“I had to stop. I could be backstage about to go on the catwalk, or even doing something as ordinary as the weekly shop, and I’d panic. I knew I couldn’t walk down another catwalk again.”

For the VIN + OMI show, Kidd modelled a number of floral embellished pieces.

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