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New York Fashion Week update #7 – Tommy Hilfiger, Pyer Moss and Tom Ford

New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2020 has officially kicked-off. We were delighted to keep you posted on the best shows, promising designers and emerging trends. This update: Tommy Hilfiger, Pyer Moss and Tom Ford.

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New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is full of great designers and shows. Since its hard to stay up-to-date with that many shows, we love to keep you posted.

P.S.: check out the entire schedule of all fashion weeks here.

Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya collaborated, that’s nothing new. What actually is new, is that the collaboration worked out very well – something that got confirmed in a Harlem music hall in New York City. The Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya see-now-buy-now was a great success, not only because of its wearable and beautiful garments, but also because of the new direction Zendaya gave the brand. At first, the Apollo Theatre is known for many jazz and hip-hop concerts and is especially important to the Afro-American community.

Leather pants combined with relaxed blouses and chic blazers were the center of attention. May sound boring, but definitely wasn’t. Winnie Harlow walked the runway covered in a full on pied-de-poulle pattern, which looked marvelous on her.

Why this collection works so well? We think there’s definitely a synergy between Zendaya and mister Tommy Hilfiger himself. When Zendaya told him she wanted to get inspiration from the ’70s, Hilfiger knew it would work, since his career started in 1971. Zendaya got the Millenial and GenerationZ view, while Hilfiger knew how to make this work and how to provide that 70s feeling. We have to conclude they definitely succeeded.

Watch the full show below.

Pyer Moss

Fashion designer Kerby Jean-Raymond was the winner of last year’s CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award – for good reason. With his brand Pyer Moss, he is capable of moving a broad spectrum of people, not only those in the fashion scene.

Right before his Sunday night show, thousands of people were in line – from celebrities to influencers and fans who got lucky enough to get one of the 500 free tickets. His show, named “Sister” was the third of his trilogy and was dedicated to Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Tharpe was one of the godfathers of Rock ‘n’ Roll, while almost no one nowadays remembers her name. Quite typical for a queer black woman, who performed in a church during the ’30s en ’40s. The collection displays how it would have looked if Tharpe’s story would have been told.

The result? A terrific collection full of references to black music stars – from Lauryn Hill to Erykah Badu and Missy Elliot. Some looks were chic, while others were sporty. They had four things in common: all garments were powerful, perfectly crafted, referenced to the music industry and were definitely made with love.

Tom Ford

Now that Tom Ford has become the chairman of CFDA, it was about time to shake things up. Not only did he surprise everyone with a shorter NYFW, he also made jaws drop by the location of his fashion show – the subway. Though many of his guests probably never took the subway in their entire life, it made the show intimate and memorable.

After the show, Ford explained that he always get fascinated with things that torment him. That clearly refers to his interesting choice for location, but also to the basketball shorts combined with blazers. Furthermore, Ford gave his own twist to the “naked” trend and experimented with ultra low necklines, combined with a heavy use of satin and leather.

This show formed a new chapter for Ford. Now that he’s the big boss, he shows that he’s still in the running and can keep up with his fellow – often younger – designers. Of course we didn’t doubt this, but his show was a nice surprise.

Watch the entire show below.

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