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Tommy Hilfiger is an iconic American fashion designer. He was born in 1951 to a family of tailors and the youngest of eight children. Starting at age 14, he would work each summer with his father who taught him how to sew and cut patterns. Hilfiger went on to study design at the prestigious Art Institute of Pittsburgh where he majored in pattern drafting and product development. Upon graduating from college, Hilfiger took a job working for Giorgio Armani as head designer for women’s ready-to-wear clothing which led him into designing men’s clothes too by 1982.

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Inspiring Phrases From Tommy Hilfiger

When travelling, dress as comfortably as possible and don’t have expectations of everything going perfectly. — Tommy Hilfiger

If I see someone wearing Hilfiger it makes me proud, but then I wonder what I could do to make the style more relevant for them next year? — Tommy Hilfiger

Women were wearing the men’s button–downs so I added men’s touches into women’s shirts. They’re basically the same–just sexier. They’re reshaped to the female body. — Tommy Hilfiger

No one is an inventor in the fashion business. Designers recreate fashion. — Tommy Hilfiger

no one is an inventor in the fashion business designers recreate fashion Tommy Hilfiger quote

Over the last 15 years we’ve developed our brand into a global brand and we wanted our giving to follow suit. — Tommy Hilfiger

I’ve never tried to do couture, because it’s a whole different beast. — Tommy Hilfiger

I disapprove of lots of decisions made by George Bush: the war, the meddling in the affairs of other countries, the conversations with dictators; it was a dark time. — Tommy Hilfiger

Various Statements From Tommy Hilfiger

I think it’s dangerous to think that you’re successful, because then you become complacent. — Tommy Hilfiger

The preppy lifestyle has gone global. We feel that our business has grown so well because preppy travels so well. It’s all–American classic. — Tommy Hilfiger

american style is about confidence independence diversity and free expression Tommy Hilfiger quote

American style is about confidence, independence, diversity and free expression. — Tommy Hilfiger

One of the most important things to me is to make things real, not have models who are perfectly groomed or clothes that are too perfect. It all has to have a twist because that’s how people live. — Tommy Hilfiger

I currently live in the Plaza in New York and I love it–all that history, all those interesting stories. — Tommy Hilfiger

When I am in London, I think my favourite city is London, but when I am in New York, I feel it is New York. It is very hard to choose between the two. — Tommy Hilfiger

We like to believe our fashion is growing. — Tommy Hilfiger

More Phrases From Tommy Hilfiger

Off the court, I tend to stick to the classics, but I like to have fun with color and accessories. I’m from Spain, so colors are important for me. — Tommy Hilfiger

Trying too hard to follow every trend. You want to look fashionable and put–together, not like you hit every sale rack this season. — Tommy Hilfiger

My mother was kind and forgiving and would take in all the waifs and strays in our neighbourhood; we always compared her to Mother Teresa. She taught me a lot. — Tommy Hilfiger

Our look and image never change dramatically from one season to the next, so we need an edge. — Tommy Hilfiger

I was looking at people like Jim Morrison and David Bowie and Mick Jagger and I thought, Ah! I want to look like them. — Tommy Hilfiger

Winning a trophy is always nice, but my personal satisfaction comes from reflecting on the passion, motivation, and determination that went into getting me there. — Tommy Hilfiger

I had no confidence at school. I was not a good student and I really thought I was pretty stupid. Just dumb. — Tommy Hilfiger

Deeper Quotes From Tommy Hilfiger

I looked at my competitors and I thought that, ‘If they could do it, I could do it. And if, they are popular and doing well, I could compete with them. — Tommy Hilfiger

I think it is really important to have a sense of business. As a designer you can get so wrapped up in the design and fashion side that you forget the business side. — Tommy Hilfiger

The best city for fashion is Tokyo. You see styles there you won’t see in London, Paris, Milan or New York. I also like the fashion scene in Los Angeles–it has a unique look. — Tommy Hilfiger

in designing a lifestyle brand you have to know more than just designing clothes Tommy Hilfiger quote

In designing a lifestyle brand, you have to know more than just designing clothes. — Tommy Hilfiger

I’m a designer of more than clothes. I am a designer of a very creative concept. — Tommy Hilfiger

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Good sportsmanship goes beyond the game; it starts with respect. — Tommy Hilfiger

I try not to have regrets and to learn from every experience. — Tommy Hilfiger

Amazing Thoughts From Tommy Hilfiger

The possibilities are endless, so never be discouraged by a setback, no matter how big. — Tommy Hilfiger

the possibilities are endless so never be discouraged by a setback no matter how big Tommy Hilfiger quote

The Cut’ is going to give someone the opportunity of a lifetime and help that person achieve his or her dreams. — Tommy Hilfiger

Algebra looked like Chinese characters to me, and I could never get into reading Shakespeare. I just did not get it. — Tommy Hilfiger

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream. — Tommy Hilfiger

I think preppy stands for optimism, confidence, energy and authenticity. — Tommy Hilfiger

We had incense and rock’n’roll posters, and we sold records and rolling papers. People could just, like, hang out. We had a cool vibe going. — Tommy Hilfiger

i think preppy stands for optimism confidence energy and authenticity Tommy Hilfiger quote

I like to spend time with my family–that’s the most important thing in my life. — Tommy Hilfiger

Some Interesting Quotes From Tommy Hilfiger

I thought, if I went into business I’d be able to control my own destiny. — Tommy Hilfiger

You want to look fashionable and put–together, not like you hit every sale rack this season. — Tommy Hilfiger

My passion for music has always inspired my designs. — Tommy Hilfiger

Good sportsmanship means treating others with respect. I consider myself a pretty good sport. — Tommy Hilfiger

i thought if i went into business i d be able to control my own destiny Tommy Hilfiger quote

The preppy look has gone global–every corner of the world interprets it in a different way. — Tommy Hilfiger

Fashion is about affordable luxury … To succeed, designers need to be affordable, wearable, accessible, and aspirational. — Tommy Hilfiger

I saw my future. I pictured it, but didn’t quite know how to get there. But I knew that I should never give up. — Tommy Hilfiger

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