*photo credit: Tommy Hilfiger, LLC
Tommy Hilfiger? What? You’re confused, I realize. It will all make sense in a minute, so I’ll explain…
February has been a whirlwind month for my business, Fritz & Fräulein, and this week is the culmination of a few large projects I’ve been working on nonstop. So, without further ado, it brings me great pleasure to finally let the (first) cat out of the bag and announce today, the Fritz & Fräulein Collection will be featured and sold at Tommy Hilfiger‘s beautiful new flagship store, opening in Los Angeles at 157 N. Robertson (at Beverly). Myself and two other designers were selected to have their products sold at this flagship, which is a new concept for Hilfiger. Never in their history have they sold anything but the house’s products, let alone handmade, so am extremely honored to be chosen.
*A little fun tidbit: Tommy Hilfiger himself actually started in vintage and antiques, so being that I repurpose vintage materials in many of my designs, this was a great fit for them, with a nod to their founder.
Some of my designs and fabrics are exclusive to Hilfiger, and, as are all my creations, extremely limited or one-of-a-kind. The store has its grand opening event tonight (pics to come!) but will be open to the public, starting tomorrow, February 14th, 2013. For now, I’ll give you a little peek into my current collection available at Tommy Hilfiger Los Angeles…
“Everything” Zip Pouches in python-embossed nubuck leather remnant (10 1/2″ x 7″). Currently in coral, emerald, tan and bright yellow.
“Everything” Zip Pouches from vintage WWII U.S. Navy uniforms lined in bright ocean blue cotton twill (10 1/2″ x 7″) (front and back shown)
*apologies for the photo quality as I took a quick snap before having to ship them off!
Medium and Large Toiletry Bags from vintage plaid skirt and pants (8.5″L x 4″W x 3″H and 12″L (incl handles) x 4″W x 4″H)
iPad mini tab closure sleeve and iPad flap & tab closure sleeves from turn-of-the century salt and sugar sacks, padded, lined in corresponding tea-dyed seersucker (various sizes)
So that’s just a snippet of what’s available at Tommy Hilfiger Los Angeles from Fritz & Fräulein at the moment! Overall, very exciting news! I’ve worked nonstop on my business since last year and am in complete awe in how things really do start to take shape if you believe in and follow your passions and keep on pushing (thanks again, Dad). I’m so very grateful for my friends and family for their inspiration and support, as well as for Chris over at Hilfiger, who made this all possible. So, if you’re in L.A., make sure to pop on down to Robertson and check them out before these beauties disappear!
ps – As I mentioned, this is the first of two big announcements, so check back tomorrow for the second installment! So much more to come!