Zendaya & Tommy Hilfiger Are Taking Over Harlem’s Apollo Theatre For A Show Inspired By Musical Legends
Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya are taking over the Apollo Theatre in Harlem for their second runway day out together. The designer and actor will stage the autumn/winter 2019 see-now-buy-now Tommy x Zendaya series on September eight as part of New York Fashion Week.
The experiential catwalk presentation marks the first time Tommy Hilfiger has again to New York when you consider that he took the #TommyNow notion on tour at some stage in the autumn/winter 2016 season. The manufacturer has made pitstops in Paris, Shanghai, Milan, London and Los Angeles, with every exhibit production as blockbuster as the last. During Gigi Hadid’s two-year, four-collection tenure, sets protected a “rock circus” in Camden and a “Tommy pier” on Venice Beach. Not to mention, the futuristic scenescape in Shanghai, when Hailey Bieber and Winnie Harlow quickly stepped in as #TommyNow ambassadors for autumn/winter 2018.
Why Harlem? “Zendaya’s want to bring #TommyNow [there] felt like an amazing subsequent step in expressing her vision for the future,” says Hilfiger. “Her statement-making factor of view in the entirety she does is what makes her such an inspiring collaborator – it is an honour to proceed to furnish her with a platform in the fashion enterprise to share this.”
Zendaya’s debut spring/summer 2019 show, which paid homage to the strong women of America’s Seventies-era pop culture, was staged at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées. The lobby was once transformed into an arcade with Pac-Man and pinball machines, whilst friends in the auditorium were entertained by way of curler skaters twirling to disco tunes in flares and sequinned boob tubes. Oh, and Grace Jones and Pat Cleveland danced down the runway.
Although few details of the autumn/winter 2019 match have been released, the series takes its cue from the legendary ladies who have graced the Apollo Theatre’s stage, from Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald to The Supremes. The duo will “reimagine era-defining strength dressing with a bold present day edge,” according to the label. Expect Hadid’s internal circle of fashions (Bella and Anwar Hadid will of path represent) strolling and much fanfare. We can only hope for energy ballads on the playlist.