Tommy Hilfiger was born in the month of March 1951. The fashion designer was brought into Catholic beliefs. His parents were Irish living in the area of Elmira in the United States of America. He had eight brothers and sisters for which he was the second eldest.
Even from a young age he developed a huge interest in fashion. It was when he was eighteen that his fashion career started as he worked at a retail shop called People’s Place. This was a retail chain consisting of nine other shops in his home town of Elmira. Unfortunately the company was to go into liquidation.
When the company went bankrupt he was out of work and made the decision to travel to New York City for a change of scenery. It was while he was in New York that he ventured out and launched his own fashion brand. Little did he know that this brand would quickly make it into the media and become very very popular.
The Tommy Hilfiger Denim brand was loved by groups of people interested in hip hop music and rappers who loved his designs. It was these groups of people that started the trend that you had to wear a size that was too big.
Big clothes are the right clothes
Due to the trend of wearing clothes that were too big Tommy Hilfiger decided to make his designs a little bit more daring. He was at the height of the hip hop sector with many of his designs being firm favourites will his idols.
Tommy Hilfiger has really talent when it comes to his denim collection. He may have explored many markets including perfumes, hoodies, and ladies wear but he is better known for his denim collection: Hilfiger Denim. Although over the years he has exploited different areas he has always continued to develop his denim collection. His family was very proud of him and often sported his collection. For this reason he made designs that every member of his family would be happy to wear.
Designer of the year
In the year 1995 Tommy Hilfiger gained the title of “Designer of the Year”. But it didn’t stop their as in 1998 he was awarded the same title again. His luck went on to continue as GQ Magazine put him in their list of “Men of the Year”. Other awards he gained include “International Designer of the Year” and “Future of America” award.
Hilfiger Denim is also a firm favourite with celebrities as he sponsored the Rolling Stones tour as well as tours for Britney Spears and Lenny Kravitz.
It is his creative approach to women’s and men’s fashion that makes him a favourite with a large audience. Not only is he popular with the young for also the old. Tommy Hilfiger shops can be found all round the world including shops in Asia, Russia, United Kingdom and Japan.
Tommy Hilfiger has become one of the best designer brands in the United States of America, which is certainly a great achievement for Tommy.