Just a few short days before its highly anticipated Fall 2022 Tommy Hilfiger X Richard Quinn capsule is set to be unveiled, the iconic fashion label has given fans a taste of what to expect and yet somehow, we’ve come away with more questions than answers. Slated to hit the runways at the upcoming TOMMY FACTORY show on the 11th of September during New York Fashion Week, the new collaboration marks a mixed bag of influences and styles that blend subcultures in a way fashion fans have rarely seen. Co-designed by Tommy Hilfiger and celebrated designer Richard Quinn the capsule intermixes Quinn’s signature use of bold patterns and exaggerated silhouettes with Hilfiger’s iconic take on American classics.
“I’ve always been inspired by working with creatives who push boundaries, and Richard is no exception,” Tommy Hilfiger said in a press release. “We’ve brought together our two distinct aesthetics to create a rebellious take on modern Prep.” Adding to this Richard Quinn stated, “It was inspiring to dive into Tommy’s archives and find the iconic pieces that became the canvases for our co-creation … We pushed ourselves to be dramatic and vibrant with every detail in the pursuit of progress and the final pieces do not disappoint.”
Inspired by a panoply of cultural archetypes, including punk, explorer, cheerleader and jock, the capsule serves as a resounding, gender-inclusive celebration of individual style. Across a total of 40 pieces, the capsule features a variety of varsity jackets, leather jackets all the way to 5-pocket jeans and chino. The newly launched “TH Monogram,” which reflects the spirit of innovation at the heart of the Tommy Hilfiger brand, is remixed with Quinn’s signature daisy design and emblazoned onto puffer jackets, pea coats as well as athletic backpacks and hold-alls.
Hilfiger’s iconic varsity jacket is decorated with unique motifs that combine Quinn’s daisy with emblems of Collegiate and Americana style. An iconic English rose pattern appears on formal trousers, billowing outerwear and classic tailoring in Scottish Tartan. Throughout, experimental mismatching and striking shifts in the scale of repeated motifs create impact and intrigue. The new capsule’s textiles are luxurious including printed velours and high-density twills. While accessories such as patterned boots and silk scarves are distinctive statement offerings.
The Tommy Hilfiger X Richard Quinn kid’s line offers six miniature versions of the main collection. Functional outerwear takes centre stage with a reversible monogram puffer as well as a premium quality varsity jacket. Elevated knits, delavé denims and stretch velour are characterised with playful prints, fabrications and textures.
The Fall 2022 Tommy Hilfiger X Richard Quinn capsule, will hit the runways at the upcoming TOMMY FACTORY show. Which will feature an industry-first, “See Now, Buy Now” catwalk. It will be live-streamed into the global Roblox community of over 50 million daily users, accompanied by avatars dressed in Fall 2022 TOMMY HILFIGER styles who will take over the remixed virtual city of New York. Every style hitting the physical runway will be available to purchase globally through Tommy Hilfiger’s “See Now, Buy Now” concept, including digital product exclusives on Roblox, which contrasts against the historical component of the show. The TOMMY FACTORY theme is inspired by Andy Warhol’s famed New York studio, which was once seen as the epicentre of the New York culture district.
“Tommy Factory isn’t a physical space, it’s a state of mind,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Andy’s fascination with pop culture always captured the heart and spirit of the American society. His ability to connect with what was most relevant has never ceased to inspire me in everything I do. New York City is where Andy brought fashion, art, music and entertainment together when I was first starting out in the industry. The Factory was the place to be. And today, it is still his approach that drives me to engage with the cutting- edge communities building new creative experiences.”