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Monday, September 30, 2013


Tommy Hilfiger and the designers

On September 27, Tommy Hilfiger hosted a round table discussion with the designers to provide mentorship and answer questions regarding the global nature of the industry today and expanding their business internationally. Following the discussion, Mr. Hilfiger hosted a dinner in honor of the designers at acclaimed restaurant Monsieur Bleu in Paris, France.  Participants included A.L.C. - Andrea Lieberman, Esquivel Shoes - George Esquivel, Giulietta - Sofia Sizzi, Illesteva - Daniel Silberman & Justin Salguero, Jennifer Fisher - Jennifer Fisher, Jennifer Meyer - Jennifer Meyer, JC Obando - Juan Carlos Obando, Patrik Ervell - Patrik Ervell, The Elder Statesman - Greg Chait, and Wes Gordon - Wes Gordon.

Tommy Hilfiger, Steven Kolb and the designers at the round table discussion

"It has been an honor to be a part of the growth of the Americans in Paris program and to watch the success of participating designers over the past five seasons,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “My own experiences at the beginning of my career inspired my commitment to mentoring, and my strong belief that supporting emerging designers in building sustainable global businesses contributes to the continued success and excitement of our industry.”

The initiative will be supported by a comprehensive program on Tommy Hilfiger’s social media channels, aggregated by the #AmericansinParis hashtag. For the first time, the program will include an Instagram contest run by the CFDA, inviting followers to post photos sharing their interpretations of the themes “Americans in Paris” and “red, white and blue” using #AmericanInParis. The winner of the contest will receive tickets to the Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2014 runway show during New York Fashion Week in February, 2014.

A very special thanks to Evan Tye for making this coverage possible for Ideal PR Media.
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