When it comes to labels, better yet the fashion game in general, none have a legacy that even comes close to touching that of Hilfiger brothers Thomas Jacob and Andrew Charles — Tommy and Andy for short, respectively.
To relaunch our BRANDED series — exclusive style profiles that take you inside the showrooms and behind the seams of your favorite brands — we visited Andy at his ARTISTIX showroom, nestled in the heart of New York’s bustling Midtown area, to see where a long life in fashion has taken him. Understandably so, he’s still designing cool clothes, this time over at ARTISTIX alongside founder and artist Greg Polisseni. He spearheads day-to-day duties without missing a step, similar to the way him and Tommy did things when orchestrating huge Hilfiger campaigns back in the day with the likes of Diddy (neé Puff Daddy), Q-Tip, Usher, Beyoncé (neé Destiny’s Child) and most notably the Princess of R&B herself, Aaliyah.
Watch the full interview above, where our style king at hand Andy Hilfiger recalls some of his favorite moments from the ’90s and 2000s overseeing Tommy Jeans, the false rumor that almost ruined it all, and how he used all that to launch his namesake label, Andrew Charles New York, and ARTISTIX under the same fashion house. It’s twice the work, but there’s no better guy for the job — we spent the day with him so we know!