March 5, 2013 – The Tommy Hilfiger Group, which is wholly owned by PVH Corp. announced that, for the fourth consecutive season, it has supported the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund “Americans in Paris” initiative with 10 selected designers. The showroom, located at Le 8 Valois, by the Jardins du Palais Royal in the heart of Paris, was open from March 2 to March 4, 2013, during Paris Fashion Week. The showroom displayed the 10 designers’ Fall 2013 collections, ranging from women’s and menswear to eyewear and fine jewellery. International press, buyers and VIPs attending Paris Fashion week were invited to visit the showroom.
“I am proud to participate in the Americans in Paris program for the fourth season,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “The initiative offers a unique opportunity to support emerging American designers in building sustainable businesses and finding continued success in the industry. My own experiences at the beginning of my career inspired my commitment to mentoring young people who are dedicated to pursuing their dreams. I am honored to be able to share my business and industry experience with them in this setting.”On March 4, Tommy Hilfiger hosted a round table discussion with the designers to mentor them about how to expand their business internationally. The discussion was followed by a cocktail party in honor of the 10 designers, hosted by Lauren Santo Domingo of Moda Operandi. Tommy Hilfiger, the designers, members from the Vogue team and the CFDA ended the night with a dinner at La Societe restaurant.Tommy Hilfiger has formed lasting relationships with previous CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund “Americans in Paris” participant. He has an on-going relationship with Simon Spurr for the Tommy Hilfiger Men’s runway collection. He has collaborated George Esquivel, to design a special footwear brogue style that was featured in Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2013 men’s runway show. Albertus Swanepoel, designed hats for Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2013 women’s runway show.Participating designers:A.A. – Antonio AzzuoloCUSHNIE ET OCHS – Michelle Ochs & Carly CushnieFENTON FALLON – Dana LorenzGIULIETTA – Sofia SizziILLESTEVA – Daniel Silberman & Justin SalgueroIRENE NEUWIRTH - Irene NeuwirthLIBERTINE – Johnson HartigORGANIC – John PatrickSUNO – Max Osterweis & Erin BeattyWES GORDON – Wes Gordon