Last night Tommy Hilfiger co-hosted a cocktail party with the Editor of British Esquire, Alex Bilmes at London’s exclusive member’s club, The Zetter Townhouse located at St John’s Square, to celebrate his Fall Winter 2013 Tailored collection.
Guests included Benedict Cumberbatch, who you might know for his roles including Stephen Hawking in the BBC drama Hawking, and more recently Sherlock Holmes. He also does the voice of the dragon in The Hobbit, which is pretty cool!
Other guests included Jeremy Piven, aka Ari Gold from Entourage!, Harry Treadaway, Tinie Tempah, Olympic Gold Medalist Victoria Pendleton, and International Press who enjoyed special DJ performances from The Kill’s Jamie Hince and Daisy Lowe.
Tommy Hilfiger’s event was the first party of the week following the Downing Street Reception with David Cameron which marks the launch of the second London Collection: Men.
“I am delighted to be here in London to celebrate my Fall Winter 2013 Tailored collection during London Collections: Men. England is very close to my heart, and has always been a great source of inspiration to me with its rich heritage of tailoring. It’s an honor to be able to lend my support and celebrate the incredible talents in menswear design and I am proud to be one of several international brands who will be in the Capital to extend my support to London Collections: Men’s on a global level.” said Tommy Hilfiger.
Photos from the party below.
In the photos: Tommy and Dee Hilfiger, Jamie Hince, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harry Treadaway, Jeremy Piven, Ronnie Wood & Sally Humphries, Daisy Lowe, David Gandy & Sarah Ann Macklin, Victoria Pendleton, Riz Ahmed, Nick Grimshaw and Willy Moon.
About the TAILORED FALL/WINTER 2013 COLLECTION:
Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall/Winter 2013 Tailored collection, The Modern Prep, combines traditional heritage styles with modern accents inspired by Ivy League campuses, rustic libraries, autumn sporting events and dinners at the club. Pieces are exquisitely tailored using the highest quality fabrics.
From a day spent in cashmere while cheering on the regatta crew, to suits for weekend parties, the collection offers the finest styles with signature details. Quality and sophistication are hallmark attributes of this line, while touches of contemporary colors make for youthful yet timeless results. Early fall days kick off with Ivy Prep pieces, which focus on ready-to-wear looks that can be easily mixed-and-match when the autumn air settles in.
Fabrics are subtle, clean and tonal, from washed cotton twills to lightweight wool. Classic blackwatch has been updated to bluewatch – a checkered tonal blue plaid used on suits, blazers, shirts and trousers. The look is completed with penny loafers and full satin shirts, or foulard scarves for a print-on-print pop. Blazers feature gold and silver crests, with interior linings in subtle all-American star and stripe motifs.
When evening events beckon, Ivy Prep has five versatile tuxedo looks, including a cumberland set, evening shoe, printed bowtie, cream dinner jacket and bluewatch trousers. Surprising accents add artful twists; color-blocked interior linings, double cuffs and lacquered buttons complete each look. Meanwhile, outerwear features smart lightweight nylon and lightweight down – perfect for strolls across the campus.
As the season progresses, Sporty Prep embraces the iconic American style with the best of quintessential winter fabrics: houndstooth, felted wool, flannel and lambswool knits. The key look includes corduroy pants and a blazer, with a 5cm-high turn-up at the hem and ketchup red elbow patches. Multicolored checkered prints explore tones in chestnut and chocolate, with bright accents in artichoke green and maroon. Modern silhouettes like half-lined blazers feature vivid piping under the collars.
Traditional gloves, hats and scarves are perfect for chilly days, especially when paired with a statement hunting jacket or down vest. Whether taking in a football game or relaxing at the country house, these versatile pieces combine a sporty aesthetic with a refined, luxurious craftsmanship. Finally, the Sartorial Prep fashion group indulges the senses with the most luscious suede, leather and heavyweight wool. Luxurious cashmere from Italian manufacturer Colombo is used for classic blazers.
Pieces are made all the more chic in color tones like rich burgundy, toasted coconut, bitter chocolate and camel. The reinvented three-piece suit combines a striped jacket with a houndstooth waistcoat and monochromatic trousers. For laid-back weekends, premium quality wool coats can be paired with jersey shirts and cashmere denim or cashmere knit trousers. Leather outerwear includes four styles of the lambskin jacket, ranging from double-breasted to quilted.