The best of PFW AW19 day 5: Tommy Hilfiger and Hermès
Saturday night fever
Who: Following the end of its collaboration with Gigi Hadid, Tommy Hilfiger unveiled its latest collection in partnership with stylish starlet Zendaya. And to make sure guests have as much fun as the models on stage at its '70s themed show, the brand brought out the OGs from that era—pop icon Grace Jones and supermodel Pat Cleveland—towards the end of the runway, and it's safe to say that the crowd went wild.
Where: Tommy Hilfiger previously held its TommyNow shows in New York, Los Angeles, London, Milan and Shanghai, and this season, it has landed at Paris Fashion Week. The venue of choice? Comédie & Studio des Champs-Elysées—a landmark theater at 15 avenue Montaigne.
The low-down: We knew the show was off to a great start when it opened with a group of roller-skaters dancing to retro music, turning the catwalk to a roller rink. Setting the tone for the rest of the show, Adesuwa Aighewi kicked off the looks with a subtle striped sweater-and-midi skirt look, before '70s must-haves—from shimmering jumpsuits and flared trousers, to groovy prints and golden platform heels—turned the catwalk into a full-blown disco party. The climax of the show was definitely when Grace Jones appeared in a metallic bodysuit and blazer and danced to her song, Pull Up To The Bumper. It was an epic night, for sure.
Buro loves: One of the most talked about aspects of the show, was no doubt the diversity of its model line-up. All-black models of different age and sizes walked the show, including Debra Shaw, Beverly Peele and Veronica Webb, and current It-girls, Winnie Harlow, Halima Aden, and Jourdan Dunn. Backstage prior to the show, Zendaya mentioned that "we wanted to pay tribute to the women who came before, the women who made it possible for me to be here."
Who: Creative director Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski celebrates her fifth year at the French fashion house this year.
Where: The seemingly pared down showspace—featuring a wooden panelled backdrop—had tiny lightbulb fixtures that lit up like stars.
The low-down: The show notes gave guests a sense of what to expect. "The late afternoon light has given away to a constellation in the sky... The air is electric." The opening look which was peppered with studs looked like a constellation of stars in the night sky. Leather was, of course, the mainstay of the collection, made into sleek outerwear or super-chic Matrix-like dresses, but the looks that were dear to the designer's heart, were the printed silk T-shirts that were influenced by her mother's very first scarf from Hermès, according to an interview with Vogue.
Buro loves: The Constance bag as a belt bag is already at the top of our wish list for the Autumn/Winter 2019 season.