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In the spirit of the launch of the fall collection of People’s Place Originals, a collection that will be offered seasonally alongside Hilfiger Denim’s men’s and women’s collections. I asked a young promising fashionisto to take me to one of his ‘special’ places in town.china town with john and hilfiger denim2 china town with john and hilfiger denim3china town with john and hilfiger denim5china town with john and hilfiger denim7 china town with john and hilfiger denim4

china town with john and hilfiger denim6Photography & Styling by Christian Mpamo | Model: John Setrodipo from fashionableperfection.com
John is wearing: clothes from the Hilfiger Denim fall 2015 collection shoes from Adidas  | Jewelry’s are models own

 

About People’s Place Originals

People’s Place Originals, a collection that is offered seasonally alongside Hilfiger Denim’s men’s and women’s collections. Its name and overarching inspiration pay homage to People’s Place, the first store Tommy Hilfiger opened as a teenager along with two friends in his hometown of Elmira, New York.

“We opened People’s Place in 1969 and it became one of the coolest hangouts in my small hometown – we burned incense, painted all the walls black, and had all the latest fashion styles,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Our friends would stop by and we’d listen to records together or have concerts in the basement. Music was a very important part of the store experience. It was the time when bands like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were setting all the trends, and we all wanted to look like rock stars.”

 

Tommy Hilfiger has always been inspired by the early days of rock-and-roll, when individuality and creativity were central to musicians’ wardrobes. “Rock stars like David Bowie and Mick Jagger have been long-time inspirations for me and have influenced my designs many times throughout the years,” said Tommy Hilfiger.

The Hilfiger Denim: People’s Place Originals Collection is available on tommy.com and throughout selected stores in Europe.