Buro exclusive: Interview with Rafael Nadal & Tommy Hilfiger
Rafael Nadal is the new face of Tommy Hilfiger's fall 2015 campaign. As the newly signed global brand ambassador, the 14-time Grand Slam winner stars in the Tommy Hilfiger underwear, Tailored and TH Bold fragrance ad campaigns.
The collaboration sees Nadal decked out in the American brand's sharp and modern suiting from the Tailored collection, and more sensationally, strip down to nothing but the brand's newly elevated fall 2015 underwear line (no complaints here). The global initiative and campaign will also launch Nadal's fragrance for Tommy Hilfiger called 'TH Bold'.
In this Buro behind-the-scenes exclusive, we find out more about the partnership from Rafael Nadal and the designer himself.
How did this collaboration come about?
Rafael Nadal: I've known Tommy and his family for years. When he approached me for the collaboration, I was very excited to work with my friend and one of the world's most renowned designers. I'm honoured to have this opportunity to collaborate with such an iconic American brand.
Tommy Hilfiger: Rafael has been a personal friend and supporter of our brand for nearly 10 years. We are excited about this exclusive partnership, which brings one of the greatest athletes of this generation into our Tommy family.
"INVEST IN QUALITY; A CLASSIC TAILORED SUIT WILL LAST A LIFETIME AND CARRY YOU A LONG WAY." - RAFAEL NADAL
What do you like about Tommy Hilfiger designs?
RN: From underwear to suiting, Tommy's designs are top quality and always show a strong attention to detail and comfort.
What do you like about Rafael's sense of style?
TH: Rafael's style is effortless and really exemplifies our brand spirit — he's fun and cool, and doesn't take it too seriously.
What do you admire about Rafael?
TH: I'm continually inspired by his dedication and passion for his sport. His ongoing commitment and motivation make him a fantastic role model.
Here's the full-length video of the Tommy Hilfiger Underwear TV ad campaign featuring the perennially fit Rafael Nadal. Brace yourself...
TOMMY HILFIGER UNDERWEAR
Boasting premium fabrication, precision fit, and elevated details, the new range of Tommy Hilfiger underwear guarantees exceptional wear with its cotton stretch and flexi micro blend.
RAFAEL NADAL FOR TOMMY HILFIGER TAILORED SUIT
Designed in collaboration with the tennis star, the two-piece suit is made from Italian wool flannel and features a single-breasted silhouette in a slim fit and straight shoulder.
TH BOLD FRAGRANCE
A blend of crisp citrus, herbal and spicy notes, TH Bold's masculine scent celebrates the American heritage brand's passionate and confident spirit. The TH Bold is made for the modern man who desires to live against the rules and plays to win.