05 March 2013

For the fourth consecutive season, Tommy Hilfiger supported the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund “Americans in Paris” initiative with 10 selected designers. A special pop-up showroom displayed the designers’ Fall 2013 collections, ranging from women’s and menswear to eyewear and fine jewelry. The showroom was located at Le 8 Valois, near the Jardins du Palais Royal in the heart of Paris, and was open from March 2 to 4, 2013, during Paris Fashion Week.

“I am proud to participate in the Americans in Paris program for the fourth season,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “The initiative offers a unique opportunity to support emerging American designers in building sustainable businesses and finding continued success in the industry. My own experiences at the beginning of my career inspired my commitment to mentoring young people who are dedicated to pursuing their dreams. I am honored to be able to share my business and industry experience with them in this setting.”

On March 4, Tommy Hilfiger hosted a round table discussion with the designers to mentor them about how to expand their business internationally. The discussion was followed by a cocktail party in honor of the 10 designers, hosted by Lauren Santo Domingo of Moda Operandi.

The selected designers participating in the 2013 program were:

A.A. – Antonio Azzuolo
CUSHNIE ET OCHS – Michelle Ochs & Carly Cushnie
GIULIETTA – Sofia Sizzi
ILLESTEVA – Daniel Silberman & Justin Salguero
IRENE NEUWIRTH - Irene Neuwirth
LIBERTINE – Johnson Hartig
ORGANIC – John Patrick
SUNO – Max Osterweis & Erin Beatty
WES GORDON – Wes Gordon

TAGS: CFDA, Americans in Paris, Lauren Santo Domingo, Moda Operandi, Vogue, Fashion Fund, Tommy Hilfiger, Paris Fashion Week.