Hilfiger to show at NYC’s men’s fashion week
Tommy Hilfiger is to present menswear at the inaugural New York Fashion Week: Men's.
The event will kick off on July 13 and last for three days, with plans to make it a twice yearly occurrence just like the version in London.
Tommy has confirmed his gents' Spring/Summer 16 line will debut in the Big Apple, expected to include tailored pieces as well as the sportswear it's so well known for.
"Menswear has evolved tremendously over the past 30 years, and I look forward to continue supporting men's fashion in both cities this season," the designer said in a press release.
"I am excited to have the platform to bring a greater spotlight to our men's tailored and underwear collections - particularly in light of our announcement of Rafael Nadal as the global brand ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger underwear and Tommy Hilfiger tailored collections beginning this fall."
The New York presentation will happen on July 15 and is to be staged in a special showroom which is being created specially.
Tommy isn't the only big name who will be there, with Calvin Klein Collection, Rag & Bone, Public School and Michael Kors also presenting.
New York Fashion Week: Men's was confirmed in February, with the CFDA explaining it was the logical next step.
“American menswear has never been stronger or more creative,” said Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA. “There are many reasons the CFDA is launching New York Fashion Week: Men’s. It gives the designers a business platform to show during their market dates and is an opportunity to demonstrate the collective talent of an important segment of our industry.”