Tommy Hilfiger x George Esquível Limited Edition Loafers
Following their first encounter in 2009 during the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, Tommy Hilfiger and George Esquível have recently joined forces to create a limited edition footwear collection. Coming from two of America’s most renowned designers, the collection takes Hilfiger’s preppy universe and twists it with Esquível’s signature detailing, delivering a unique piece of American history.
Inspired by a vintage aesthetic, the collection is comprised by a loafer and brogue for both men and women: four distinct models made from locally sourced premium leathers and featuring artisanal details such as antique leather washing, hand-punched perforations and hand-appliqued logos using a hot branding iron. Each pair comes with its own limited edition number, customized dust bag and box.
I was lucky enough to receive a pair of the exclusive two-toned loafer created for the collection. The combination of the navy uppers and contrast burgundy applications works beautifully, with the highlights going to the outstanding handcrafted perforations and detailing, which definitely takes them to another level. The last, a bit rounder than the ones I’m used to, was actually a pleasant surprise as its classic nature is evenly balanced by the overall modern take on the loafer.
Beyond Fabric x Tommy Hilfiger #2
A couple of weeks back I collaborated with Tommy Hilfiger in promoting the opening of its new store in Porto, through an action focused on capturing the city life on camera using street style photography. I hit the streets and several pics later, the printed shots were delivered to those who attended the inauguration cocktail party.
Here’s a small sample of the outcome!
PS: for all those unable to attend the cocktail, your picture is still waiting to be picked up at Tommy Hilfiger’s store at NorteShopping. For any further information contact me at email@example.com.
Beyond Fabric x Tommy Hilfiger
During the past month, american lifestyle and clothing giant Tommy Hilfiger opened its latest store right here in Porto. Located in NorteShopping one of the city’s most iconic shopping malls, the 162 m2 space features an eclectic environment brought to life by a unique mix of vintage and contemporary elements, setting the background for Tommy’s latest Sportswear collections. To commemorate the official opening, Tommy Hilfiger will be hosting a cocktail party next Thursday (26/09) from 17h00 to 20h00 to welcome everyone to its newest venue.
Furthermore, they asked me to collaborate with them on an exclusive street style promotional action: during this week I’ll be cruising the streets of Porto looking for people who embody the brand’s universe and aesthetic. During the event, guests will be able to pick up their printed pictures as well as enjoy an exclusive 20% off on selected items, so if you happen to be in town be sure not to miss it and keep an eye out for me when walking down the street =).
A small glimpse of the AW13 Collection