Tommy Hilfiger Men’s RTW Fall 2022 New York

On Sunday evening at the Skyline Drive-In, Tommy Hilfiger marked his return to New York Fashion Week with his see now, buy now “Tommy Factory” fall show.

Tommy Factory – despite the ongoing drizzle – had it all (including clear poncho-covered showgoers): a giant lo-fi, silver-foil covered, interactive setting inspired by Andy Warhol’s Factory (in a first-ever partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation); impressive front row; strong, inclusive cast of models; mega global fall campaign; a first-ever metaverse show streamed on Roblox, and, of course, a strong lineup of very edged up, cool takes on Hilfiger’s vast prepster heritage. 

“We went into our archives and brought out all the iconic pieces to make them more relevant for today. It’s sort of a remix of our classics, but made very modern through silhouette, proportion, fabric, sustainability – all the things that we think of in terms of it being modern. And then we have styled it in, I would say a ‘90s inspired, cool preppy way – everything is either cropped, or oversized. Obviously color is super important to us, and the monogram is being highlighted this season as our big statement. We have a new monogram and it’s being done in many different renditions,” the designer said during a preview. 

Hilfiger tapped into all different types of prep – punk, Western, collegiate, skate, hip-hop, and so forth – while bringing his new monogram to the forefront. There were great oversize rugby polos (some styles over baggy pants; others worn atop pleated skirts); embroidered joggers; exaggerated striped knits (which also came down the runway a la Julia Fox, clad in a bodysuit version with black monogram embroidered tights); collegiate leather varsity jackets; layered-up suiting; a wide variety of matching monogram accessories, and so much more.

“We’ve gone back to stir the pot again and bring it out in very new, modern ways,”  

Hilfiger said of the collection’s remixed, archival fare.

Like his in-depth collaborations with Gigi Hadid, Zendaya, Louis Hamilton and Her, Hilfiger tapped British designer Richard Quinn for an exclusive, limited-edition 40-piece collection of layered up rtw and accessories that combined Hilfiger’s monogram with Quinn’s signature florals – it was, without a doubt, a strong point of the collection. 

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“It was such a fun experience working with Tommy and his team. It’s incredible to be in New York and see the collection and the Tommy Factory come to life,” Quinn, who was present for the show, said in a quote provided to WWD. The designer is currently mourning the loss of the late Queen Elizabeth II, who attended his show – her first ever London Fashion Week show – in fall 2018 and granted the designer the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for design that year.

“Richard is so incredibly talented; when he was in school at Central Saint Martins in London, he was always wearing a Tommy tartan shirt. When we talked to him about doing the collaboration, we wanted to do tartan with his twist,” Hilfiger said of velvet tartan suits styled under ultra-cool spiked leather jackets; there were also XXL floral puffers, embroidered baggy chinos, heavy sweaters, big bags and monogram Western denim with whips and harnesses, all adding to the edged up look in a way Hilfiger described as “disruptive, but connected to our DNA.”

Disruption looked good the Hilfiger way.

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