For the first time in nearly three years, Tommy Hilfiger and Badgley Mishka presented their new collections in person at New York Fashion Week.
“You know, real life fashion shows, it’s really exciting to be back in real life. You know, chat with people instead of just Zoom and FaceTime. It’s so much better,” said James Miska, who forms half of American design duo Badgley Miska with Mark Badgley.
A recent trip to Morocco inspired her latest collection, which includes evening wear with bold and bright colors as seen in spice markets.
“We spent some time there at the beginning of the summer and be joined by some of the beautiful sample rooms that helped us with the collection,” Miska said.
“We often do neutrals, but for us, evening dresses come alive when they’re in color,” Badgley said. “We find that our friends, the people, the press, whatever, they will miss her and that beautiful Keanu dress.”
The inspiration for Hilfiger’s more casual look came from the late artist Andy Warhol.
“When I met him in the ’80s, he inspired me to build my brand and surround myself with pop culture and pop culture icons,” Hilfiger said.
Hilfiger showed designs with the brand new logo in the rain at the Skyline Drive-in Theater in Brooklyn, with audiences wearing plastic ponchos. The runway show, which featured pop culture stars like Ashley Graham and model Kate Moss’ daughter Lila Moss, closed with a performance of a special song by drummer Travis Barker.
New York Fashion Week concluded on Wednesday.