Buro exclusive: Tommy Hilfiger interviews global brand ambassador Gigi Hadid

Buro exclusive: Tommy Hilfiger interviews global brand ambassador Gigi Hadid

Tommy x Gigi

Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

The designer speaks to Gigi Hadid about designing her first capsule collection for the brand

Gigi, it's exciting to be here and see our capsule collection in person! It's been such an amazing journey to design together. What do you think of the result?
It looks amazing! As you know, this is the first time I've ever co-designed, so the collection is very special to me. I feel like every girl wants to design clothes at some point, and it's something I've become even more passionate about through this process.

Designing truly came effortlessly to you. You were completely honest throughout the process and the results are a reflection of your creativity.

Well, this was a really nice way to start designing because I could trust in a team that I know is amazing. I could experiment creatively and focus on design. It was a really special experience.
Do you have a favourite piece in the collection?
The whole collection really represents my ultimate wardrobe, but I love the green bomber jacket and the sweater dress. They will easily become my every day go-to pieces. What about you?
I'm inspired by the nautical and utility influences we incorporated throughout. I love our new take on the classics — the chunky cable knit fisherman sweaters, navy stripe shirts and marine details.
It's such a fun and a new approach to nautical. I always like to keep it simple with style — my look is casual-chic. I can't wait to wear these pieces because they are really exciting and fresh, but also timeless and classic.

I think the collection really captures your vibe: Cool, relaxed and approachable. Who do you think will wear it?
I feel like there's a piece in the collection for everyone; I designed it with so many of my friends, family and role models in mind. I think people will have a lot of fun with the collection and especially the patches; we'll see a lot of different ways that people are going wear it and that makes me really excited.

Do you have a favorite memory from the design process?
I really liked taking your signature style and giving it my own twist. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with a designer like you!