I knew exactly what I wanted to do: I wanted to build a brand of clothing around my own attitude and my own lifestyle.
Trying too hard to follow every trend. You want to look fashionable and put-together, not like you hit every sale rack this season.
It takes hard work, resourcefulness, perseverance and courage to succeed. Brad and the Tommy Hilfiger Freedom America team personify these qualities and are an embodiment of the American dream.
That led me into other things
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.
Brad is the United States' premier solo sailor and we are very proud and extremely excited about this opportunity to support him
review various strategic and financial options to enhance long-term shareholder value.
But I think, if you're in the spotlight, people are going to say bad things, and that's just the way it is.
I was looking at people like Jim Morrison and David Bowie and Mick Jagger and I thought, Ah! I want to look like them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I thought, if I went into business I'd be able to control my own destiny.
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.