10 Minutes With Gigi Hadid For TOMMYXGIGI Spring 2018 Collection

Feel the need for speed with the TommyXGigi Spring 2018 collection! The final installment of Tommy Hilfiger and Gigi Hadid’s capsule collection feels energetic, edgy and timeless!

The speed-inspired collection features a really cool selection of outerwear and active wear. Upon closer inspection, you’ll see more feminine pieces infused in it with a silk dress, laced-up skirt and frilled off-shoulder crop top. Adding Gigi’s own signature touch, striking racing stripes in red, blue and white, graphic badges, and embroidered speed logos are consistent details fuelling the whole set.

One of the things that we love about this collection is how versatile it can be. Every piece is interchangeable with another, allowing for a variety of ways to mix and match it to hit full style points! 

Check out our exclusive interview with Gigi Hadid as she clues us in on her favourite pieces, Tommy Hilfiger #TogetherTour, and first driving experience. 

1. What inspired you for this fourth TommyXGigi capsule collaboration?

Gigi Hadid: “Spring 2018 celebrates speed and racing. We’ve combined Tommy’s love of motorsports with my personal twist on athleisure style. The strong, confident and modern ‘Tommy Girl’ inspired us throughout the design process.”

2. What is the co-design process like when collaborating with Tommy Hilfiger?

G: “Tommy has been an amazing design mentor and we’ve had a lot of fun creating all our capsules. I’ve learned so much about the importance of executing a design correctly for what I want from each look and finding inspiration in everything around me.”

3. What are your favorite pieces from the collection?

G: “I personally love the way the windbreaker jackets turned out. I’m happy with the shapes and their ability to be worn as a fashion statement that is functional.”

4. What is your most memorable moment from the last four collections?

G: “Showcasing our TommyXGigi capsules at the TOMMYNOW runway events in different cities around the world has been amazing and extremely surreal. The level of production really blew me away. I also got to present each collection with fans all over the world during the #TogetherTour; and their incredible support really touched me. I am humbled by their love.”

5. Tommy Hilfiger loves motorsports and the theme of the collection is ‘speed’; what are your favorite sports?

G: “When I was younger, I was a really competitive horseback rider and volleyball player. Now, I love to box, which requires a lot of speed, agility and power. I always feel energized after a boxing session.”

6. What fascinates you about racing, and why?

G: “The technical aspect, the different ways they modify the cars to race differently, and what the driver speaks to his team about while driving 200mph. Everything is intriguing!”

7. Do you remember your first driving lesson?

G: “Yes, my driving teacher would pick me up from school in a really embarrassing lime green ‘student driver’ car!”

As we saw the TOMMYXGIGI collection closing Milan Fashion Week last week, we’ve pinned down a few of our favourite pieces. Here’s what’s on our wishlist!

“A look that you can pull off all year round is a good T-shirt and jeans combo like this. Tuck the Tee into the jeans and pair it with some boots, and you have a casual-chic outfit in a jiffy!” – Fashion Writer, Amalina Anuar

“I’ll grab this star piece to amp up a basic ensemble any day! It also looks very timeless.” – Web Writer, Alya Zulkernai

“This racer stripe combo is a total standout! Not only will it hug me at all the right places but it also has those cut-outs on the top and laced-up details on the skirt; it’s an outfit that’s anything but boring.” – Special Projects Writer, Rachel Dulis

“I’m on a purse purge so this cute mini crossbody makes the perfect excuse for me to edit what I carry. I’d definitely grab this for my weekend outings with my girlfriends. So, full speed ahead!” – Graphic Designer, Su Min

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