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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H.E.R. teaming with Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton on capsule collection

Singer H.E.R. is partnering with Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton on a fashion collection.Formula One driver Hamilton has collaborated with the American designer on four capsule drops over the course of the past two years. Now, he has recruited the st…

Singer H.E.R. is partnering with Tommy Hilfiger and Lewis Hamilton on a fashion collection.

Formula One driver Hamilton has collaborated with the American designer on four capsule drops over the course of the past two years. Now, he has recruited the star, real name Gabriella Wilson, to work on the new streetwear line, to be known as Tommy x Lewis x H.E.R.

“Such an honour to design and collab with @tommyhilfiger and @lewishamilton. Stay tuned for the drop of our collection!!!” she captioned an image of herself alongside Hamilton on Instagram on Wednesday.

The pair are pictured posing in casual black outfits with neon green writing. While few other details were given about the clothes, items will be made from 75 per cent sustainable fabrics like organic cotton.

“This collab is straight-up fire. More to come!! Thank you so much @hermusicofficial,” Hilfiger added.

Meanwhile, Hamilton has described the 22-year-old as a natural fit for the collaboration.

“I’m so grateful to continue to bring to life our shared vision of making each collection more sustainable,” he told WWD. “Tommy and I also share a passion for music and feel strongly about giving a platform to artists to express their creativity in a whole new medium.

“I admire the raw and authentic way that H.E.R. expresses herself through her music and the creative journey that she’s undertaken. Her authenticity comes through in the bold and edgy twist she has brought to the Tommy x Lewis x H.E.R. street style aesthetic.”

The capsule collection will be available for purchase following Hilfiger’s Tommy Now spring/summer 2020 show held as part of London Fashion Week on Sunday.

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Alexa Chung urges shoppers to buy vintage clothing

Alexa Chung has urged shoppers to ditch fast fashion and invest in vintage clothes instead.The model and designer, who is currently co-hosting the new Netflix series Next In Fashion with Queer Eye stylist Tan France, is adamant it is still possible to …

Alexa Chung has urged shoppers to ditch fast fashion and invest in vintage clothes instead.

The model and designer, who is currently co-hosting the new Netflix series Next In Fashion with Queer Eye stylist Tan France, is adamant it is still possible to follow current trends without buying from brands that mass produce items.

“Loads of fashion ideas or trends are regurgitated from the past so you could just buy vintage things,” the 36-year-old told BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat. “They’re readily available, easy and cheap – about three things I’m wearing now are vintage. ”

Alexa also has her own eponymous clothing line, which she was keen to make available to hire for those who would not be able to afford to buy her pieces off the rack.

“It’s something celebrities have the luxury of doing because they borrow from a fashion house and then they send it back and they’re just wearing it for one event,” she explained. “Sharing clothes is such a brilliant idea because it’s true that you might want something special for one occasion, but you don’t want to keep it in your wardrobe.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the TV presenter shared her excitement over Next In Fashion, insisting the programme gives up and coming designers a chance to shine.

“It’s quite typical that you can be one of the most talented people at a company but you’re not necessarily the name of the house. This show gives them a chance if they want to start their own brand and really drive their business forward,” Alexa shared.

Alexa and Tan will serve as both co-hosts and judges on Next In Fashion, as they critique the contestants’ offerings alongside famous faces including designer Tommy Hilfiger, model Adriana Lima, and celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart.

The winner will be awarded a $250,000 (£191,500) cash prize, as well as the chance to create a range for Net-a-Porter.

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Zendaya used fashion to break free from child star fame

Zendaya used fashion to help her make the transition from Disney child star to Hollywood actress.The 23-year-old shot to fame as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up in 2010, and went on to star in other projects for the network, includi…

Zendaya used fashion to help her make the transition from Disney child star to Hollywood actress.

The 23-year-old shot to fame as Rocky Blue on the Disney Channel sitcom Shake It Up in 2010, and went on to star in other projects for the network, including TV movie Frenemies and hit series K.C. Undercover.

Back in 2016, Zendaya launched her own fashion line, Daya by Zendaya, and began working with American designer Tommy Hilfiger in March last year.

But in an interview for the new issue of Love magazine, the star revealed that she used clothing, and her show-stopping appearances on the red carpet, to try and break free from her Disney personas.

“There was a phase when I was using fashion to identify myself as a person outside of Disney,” she shared. “I think that was why I was able to have a Vogue cover and still be on Disney Channel.”

Her breakthrough movie role was in 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming alongside Tom Holland and Michael Keaton, and she’s since gone on to appear in The Greatest Showman, Spider-Man: Far from Home, and HBO’s Euphoria.

And as her career has begun to skyrocket, Zendaya confessed that she’s trying to make the most of her free time by doing absolutely nothing at all.

“I’m kind of just allowing myself to be as lazy as I want to be because I’m going to be unable to have any kind of social life or off-time once the show starts,” the California native explained. “It’s very demanding and once you go in it, you’re in it.”

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Jeremy Scott drops out of New York Fashion Week

Jeremy Scott has decided not to present his autumn/winter 2020 collection during New York Fashion Week in February. The 44-year-old designer was scheduled to unveil the latest collection for his namesake label in the Big Apple on 7 February, but he has…

Jeremy Scott has decided not to present his autumn/winter 2020 collection during New York Fashion Week in February.

The 44-year-old designer was scheduled to unveil the latest collection for his namesake label in the Big Apple on 7 February, but he has now decided to show his designs in Paris during Couture Week in July.

“Jeremy Scott will no longer be showing his fall-winter 2020 collection during New York Fashion Week. In a move to pay homage to the city that launched his design career, Jeremy Scott will show his upcoming collection in Paris in July,” representatives for Scott said in a statement, according to WWD.

Scott, who is also creative director of Moschino, isn’t the only New York Fashion Week regular to move his show elsewhere – Tom Ford has decided to show his upcoming collection at Milk Studios in Los Angeles on 7 February, just two days before the Oscars.

“This year, the New York Fashion Week calendar exactly overlaps Oscar weekend, and the last time that happened I showed in L.A. and it worked quite well,” Ford commented back in December. “There is an excitement in L.A. on that particular weekend and the relationship between film and fashion is a strong one. In my role as chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, my main intent and priority is to globalise and bring attention to American fashion. There is truly no bigger or more prominent stage in the world at any given time than Los Angeles during the Academy Awards.”

The NYFW schedule is also missing Tommy Hilfiger, who will be hosting his presentation in London, and Pyer Moss, who is sitting out of this season.

However, the calendar still includes shows from Brandon Maxwell, Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, and Oscar de la Renta. It takes place between 7 and 12 February.

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Tommy Hilfiger names finalists for Fashion Frontier Challenge

Tommy Hilfiger has announced the finalists set to compete in the 2019 Fashion Frontier Challenge.Headed by the American fashion designer, the annual competition seeks to support entrepreneurial businesses developing solutions that promote inclusive and…

Tommy Hilfiger has announced the finalists set to compete in the 2019 Fashion Frontier Challenge.

Headed by the American fashion designer, the annual competition seeks to support entrepreneurial businesses developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in the industry.

Now, Hilfiger and his fellow jurors have narrowed down 420 applicants to just six finalists, each of whom will develop and refine their business for the next stage in the competition.

They include Bangladesh-based scale-up, Apon Wellbeing, which opens fair-priced shops carrying daily necessities inside factories, American scale-up, Stony Creek Colors, which offers natural indigo sustainable crops to small and mid-size tobacco farmers, Dutch start-up, A Beautiful Mess, which runs a creative space to assist refugees in realising social and economic independence, U.S.-based start-up Lab 141, which creates small batches of made-to-fit clothing using 3D printing, Indian scale-up pyjama company Sudara, and French brand Constant & Zoe, which creates functional and fashionable clothing for people with disabilities.

“It is inspiring to see the second edition of the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge draw so many applicants working towards a more inclusive and sustainable fashion landscape,” said Hilfiger in a statement. “We are committed to championing bright, innovative solutions to some of our industry’s big challenges, and I’m looking forward to returning as a jury member to recognise this year’s entrepreneurs. Their shared optimism and commitment to a positive future should inspire us all in the impact we can make together.”

Alongside Hilfiger, the competition jurors include Zilingo co-founder Ankiti Bose, journalist Noor Tagouri, Tommy Hilfiger executives Daniel Grieder and Martijn Hagman, as well as Willemijn Verloop, Steven Serneels, and Katrin Ley.

The jury will award $166,000 (£127,000) between two winners to fund the advancement of their business proposals.

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Top fashion firms donate to Australia’s bushfire relief efforts

Top global fashion firms have made large donations in aid of Australia’s bushfire relief efforts.Fires are continuing to rage in the nation, with the blazes killing at least 25 people and destroying thousands of homes in the states of New South Wales a…

Top global fashion firms have made large donations in aid of Australia’s bushfire relief efforts.

Fires are continuing to rage in the nation, with the blazes killing at least 25 people and destroying thousands of homes in the states of New South Wales and Victoria.

Many celebrities, including Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Hemsworth, and Elton John, have made generous donations towards helping the firefighters and saving the wildlife, and now, bosses at fashion conglomerates Kering, PVH Corp., and Tapestry, Inc. have all announced their contributions.

A representative for Kering, which is headed by Francois-Henri Pinault and is the parent company of Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Bottega Veneta, has confirmed the company will donate $685,000 (£525,00), the equivalent of AUD $1 million.

“These funds will be provided to the most appropriate local organisations selected by the group’s sustainability experts,” they said. “Additional initiatives will also be undertaken by various brands in solidarity with the Australian people. In the longer term, Kering plans to participate in future reforestation and biodiversity programmes.”

Meanwhile, officials at PVH, which oversee brands like Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, are donating $68,000 (£52,000) to the Australian Red Cross Disaster and Recovery Fund, as are bosses at Tapestry, the owner of Coach, Kate Spade, and Stuart Weitzman.

“Our hearts go out to the countless number of people affected by the bushfires,” said Jide Zeitlin, Tapestry’s chairman and chief executive officer. “While what has been lost cannot be replaced, we want to help the affected communities repair and rebuild in the wake of this disaster.”

Closer to home, Australian designer Alex Perry will donate 100 per cent of sales online and in-store for the next seven days to the NSW Rural Fire Service, while New Zealand-based fashion star Karen Walker is supporting charities including Wildlife Victoria, the RSPCA, and Red Cross.

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Tom Ford ‘quite torn’ over eco-friendly fashion

Tom Ford has admitted he’s “quite torn” about changing his designs and materials to become sustainable.In a new interview with his friend Livia Firth for Vogue Arabia, the designer discussed the cruelty-free fashion movement and the ways in which his f…

Tom Ford has admitted he’s “quite torn” about changing his designs and materials to become sustainable.

In a new interview with his friend Livia Firth for Vogue Arabia, the designer discussed the cruelty-free fashion movement and the ways in which his fellow designers such as Stella McCartney are championing vegan-friendly products.

Ford was asked by eco-activist Firth about how he’s making his luxury clothes sustainable, and he opened up on his struggle to combine his chic ideas with alternative materials.

“I’m quite torn. I’m torn over natural leather and fur versus fake, because fake fur takes thousands of years to biodegrade whereas fur biodegrades in six months,” he explained, adding that he also still uses polyester, which is produced using harmful chemicals and high emissions. “If you’re using real fur then there’s the cruelty to animals, which is horrible, but you could also use fur that is a food by-product. But then, of course, you’re polluting the planet because of the methane from the cattle. So, what is the best solution?”

While the 58-year-old did reveal he has changed the finishing lacquers used on his collections and is cutting down on packaging, he also confessed that he isn’t addressing the problems fast fashion is creating, despite serving as chairman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).

“For me, with the kind of customer I have, fashion has not changed. I’m still making jackets in the way they would’ve been made 75 years ago and I’m doing the same with evening dresses,” Ford stated. “I don’t address a lot of the problems that fast fashion certainly has to address or be held accountable for. In my niche of an industry it has not changed, except the packaging.”

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Tommy Hilfiger to showcase next Lewis Hamilton collaboration in London

Tommy Hilfiger is set to showcase his next collaboration with Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton in London.The American designer will debut the fourth Tommy x Lewis collection alongside the spring 2020 Hilfiger Collection for women and men at The T…

Tommy Hilfiger is set to showcase his next collaboration with Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton in London.

The American designer will debut the fourth Tommy x Lewis collection alongside the spring 2020 Hilfiger Collection for women and men at The Tanks at Tate Modern art gallery on 16 February, during London Fashion Week.

Hilfiger is keen to acknowledge the eco-friendly steps his iconic brand is taking in the fashion industry with his upcoming show and called the design partnership with Hamilton his “most sustainable collaboration yet”.

Styles in the Tommy x Lewis line feature organic cotton, recycled materials, vegan leather alternatives, low-impact denim washes and miDori bioWick, which is a plant seed oil-based finishing agent.

“We are determined to be one of the leading sustainable designer lifestyle brands in the world, and this is a commitment we share with Lewis,” Hilfiger explained, according to WWD. “We are proud to accomplish new milestones every season, with spring 2020 being our most sustainable collaboration yet.”

And the six-time Formula 1 World Champion, who was named the fashion company’s global brand ambassador in March 2018, echoed his design partner’s sentiments, and said the collection captures his “personal sense of street style”.

“Tommy and I continuously explore new ways to take our sustainability vision to greater heights, and spring 2020 is the latest milestone in these achievements. I’m so excited to debut the sustainable designs we created through the TommyNow platform and keep driving this message forward,” the 35-year-old added.

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Ashley Graham feeling ‘better than ever’ after gaining 50 pounds during pregnancy

Ashley Graham “doesn’t care” about the weight she’s gained during her pregnancy.The curvy model is expecting her first child, a son, with husband Justin Ervin. Previously, Ashley announced that she is due to give birth in January, and in a post uploade…

Ashley Graham “doesn’t care” about the weight she’s gained during her pregnancy.

The curvy model is expecting her first child, a son, with husband Justin Ervin. Previously, Ashley announced that she is due to give birth in January, and in a post uploaded to Instagram over the weekend, she opened up about her pregnancy journey to date.

“Throughout my pregnancy so far I’ve gained 50 pounds (22 kilograms). And the best part is, I don’t care!” she wrote. “I have never felt better, and I am so thankful that my body and son have allowed me to be as mobile and flexible as I have been.”

Ashley added that she’s been working out, doing yoga, getting acupuncture, and had regular lymphatic massages. Accordingly, she is adamant her routine has paid off.

“I finally feel like I figured out this whole pregnancy thing and how to feel my best,” the 32-year-old shared.

Back in September, Ashley made fashion history by becoming the first pregnant model to walk in a Tommy Hilfiger runway show for the label’s Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya presentation held as part of New York Fashion Week.

The Sports Illustrated beauty has also been candid about the ups and downs of her pregnancy and often updated her social media followers about the ways she has been trying to embrace her changing figure.

Talking about posting an image that showed off her stretch marks on her digital show, Fearless with Ashley Graham, in November, the mother-to-be explained that she had actually been struggling with her “new body”.

“It’s interesting that you say that because the reason why I had posted that original photo, I had just announced that I was pregnant, and I thought then I was going to feel good and I didn’t. I just felt terrible,” she shared.

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