Luxury apparel brand Tommy Hilfiger has tapped supermodel and instagram star Gigi Hadid to appear as the new global brand ambassador for label’s women’s line starting Fall 2016.
In addition to starring in the brand’s Fall ’16 Hilfiger Collection and Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collections, Hadid will launch her own womenswear capsule collection under the brand, including a fragrance made in collaboration with the eponymous designer himself.
“I’ve known Gigi and her family for years, and it has been amazing to watch her grow into one of the world’s top models and most-followed fashion influencers,” said Hilfiger. “Gigi has walked in our runway shows and now we are thrilled to continue our collaboration with her as the new face of Tommy Hilfiger womenswear and fragrance. She is truly the definition of today’s ‘Tommy Girl’ – her magnetic personality is bright and always optimistic, and her style is confident, effortless and cool.”
The collection and fragrance campaigns will be photographed in early 2016 in New York City and will launch globally in Fall 2016 with dedicated print, online and out-of-home media placements worldwide. Hadid’s campaign will run alongside the brand’s seasonal advertising and dedicated men’s tailored and underwear campaign with brand ambassador Rafael Nadal. To further support the global partnership, Hadid will attend exclusive launch events in key markets around the world, including appearing in the brand’s Hilfiger Collection fashion show during New York Fashion Week.
“I never thought I would be asked to design a capsule collection, so it still feels like a dream that Tommy approached me to collaborate,” said Hadid. “His company is one that I genuinely love and have been a fan of for my entire life, and Tommy is the easiest, most fun person to work with. I have always looked up to his brand, campaigns and design style. I think our collection celebrates the iconic Tommy lifestyle and mixes a bit of everything: there are styles that are really hippie-chic, styles that are sporty streetwear, and styles that are tomboy but girly; everyone’s is going to love a different part of it.”