Throughout the training course of Tommy Hilfiger’s remarkable job, the developer has actually constantly been committed to merging the globes of songs and style, mixing his talent in one area with his passion for the other. The outcome?
A slew of tactical collaborations with several of the greatest artists in the business, including the participants of Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears, Lenny Kravitz, and also Aalyiah.
Hilfiger’s technique to his Fall 2017 menswear collection was no different, as the developer employed Alex Pall as well as Drew Taggart, or even more frequently called The Chainsmokers, to front the project. With a Grammy, AMAs, and also Billboard Music Awards now under their belts, we couldn’t consider a far better pairing.
Along with the party-rock-inspired project, the international brand ambassadors will certainly be equipped in numerous Tommy Hilfiger collections throughout their 2017 “Memories” excursion, including Hilfiger Edition, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored and also Tommy Hilfiger sportswear. Hilfiger also made a limited-edition, army green bomber jacket inspired by The Chainsmokers, which will certainly retail for $229.
To commemorate the collaboration, Tommy invited us to his stretching NYC display room for an intimate discussion with his latest menswear muses, in which it was clear that the uniqueness of touchdown such a major style job still hasn’t worn off for the pop duo. “Honestly, I can not make this up, it was a staple of my youth, something that I saw each and every single day,” states Taggart, who matured with a Tommy Hilfiger store on the edge his quaint street in Maine. “I ‘d see it on a daily basis, mosting likely to as well as coming home from institution.”
Pall recalls exactly how the brand manifested cool during his senior high school years (increase your hand if you can connect): “The woodworker jeans had the Tommy logo design on the strip, as well as it resembled, if you had those denims, you were the great child. As well as it the Tommy Hilfiger store was at the Westchester shopping mall I would most likely to. You would certainly go to the shopping mall to hang around if you had nothing else to do in my community, as well as it was where all the adorable women would certainly be when you were, like, 15, so it was the area. That was the hang around– we would certainly hang out at the Tommy Hilfiger shop.”
While the prize-winning duo has actually come a long means from their high school days, it does not mean their personal sense of design was always as refined as it on stage today. “Facebook memories bring these back daily,” Pall admits when asked to recall several of his cringeworthy style moments.
“I appeared like, do you remember Doug Funny? I looked like Doug Funny.”
“I went to NYU, as well as, you know, you obtained ta take advantage of being in New York– as well as I did that, for sure. I would go out and I would certainly want these door guys in clubs and also bars to identify as well as remember me, so I would certainly put on, like, suspenders. It was a terrible concept. They remembered me, for sure,” he discloses, giggling. “I constantly breast my good friends balls as well as say, ‘How could you, like why didn’t you quit me?’ But I’m right here now, so I guess it exercised.”
For Taggart, it was his option of designing that makes him shudder. “I went through this really strange phase of using, like, argyle sweatshirts. I do not wan na knock on argyle equally as a pattern generally, but the method I wore it was simply dreadful,” he says. “I would put on these huge thick Oakley Gascans, they’re like tube sunglasses, and then the argyle sweater as well as the same tinted pant. I resembled, do you remember Doug Funny? I looked like Doug Funny.”
Since Taggart and Pall are dominating the airwaves and honor reveals with their memorable tunes as well as compelling design, it’s tough to picture a time when they really did not look red-carpet-ready. “See, they didn’t inform me every one of this,” Hilfiger includes, seemingly entertained by Pall and Taggart’s former fashion options. With the iconic developer’s stamp of authorization, it’s risk-free to claim this duo won’t ever fall victim to a style artificial pas again.