Tommy Hilfiger X Indya Moore Collection Designed For Multiple Gender Expressions
Tommy Hilfiger reveals the Pre-Fall 2021TommyXIndyacapsule collection, co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore. Each style was inspired by a signature piece from the Tommy Hilfiger archives and reimagined to respect multiple gender expressions.
In co-designing the TommyXIndya capsule collection, Moore, who is best known for playing the role of Angel Evangelista in the television series Pose, sought to empower the trans community to express themselves without limitations. Features such as widened shoulders and adaptable silhouettes aim to encourage continuous self-expression, fluidity and exploration.
“This capsule goes beyond great style,” said Indya Moore. “It breaks a cycle and sets a new standard across the industry. Too many people are made to feel that something is wrong with them just for being themselves. It means everything to me to know that with our capsule, no one is made to feel wrong or different or broken. Everyone works perfectly for this collection, no matter who they are.”
Shot in the Bronx by Myles Loftin, the campaign is a celebration of Moore’s hometown, symbolizing a return to their roots, proud and confident of their growth. In a celebration of individuality and self-expression, the campaign features five activists who are photographed to be seen and celebrated exactly as they are. The activists include:
Indya Moore: Actror and model. advocate for trans rights. Time magazine named the actor one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019.
Chella Man:Multimedia artist Chella is a deaf, transgender man of Chinese and Jewish heritage. He is the author of the book, Continuum, which chronicles his intersectional experiences.
Gia Love: Activist and model Gia is the creator of the “What’s Your Fantasy” campaign that advocates for the rights of black transgender women.
Cory Walker: Cory is a model and actor based in New York City. They are represented by New Pandemics, a casting and management agency leading the fight for meaningful LGBTQIA+ representation.
Pidgeon: Intersex advocate and co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project, Pidgeon was honored as an LGBTQIA+ Champion of Change by the Obama White House.
The TommyXIndyapartnership builds on Tommy Hilfiger’s People’s Place Program, which exists to create opportunity for creative talent from underrepresented BIPOC communities. The program also aims to increase visibility and foster diverse and inclusive communities in front of, and behind the camera. People’s Place Program is a three-pillared platform with the mission of advancing representation in fashion and beyond.
“Great style knows no boundaries, and this has always driven my dream to create fashion for all,” said Tommy Hilfiger. “Our People’s Place Program is a huge step in this direction, as we continue to work hard to advance representation and further inclusivity across all areas of fashion. This collection embodies everything we stand for. From the design process to the campaign, the TommyXIndya partnership is here to make people feel seen, accepted and included. This message means so much to everyone at Tommy Hilfiger. Working with Indya to share their story has been a unique and inspiring experience. We’re so proud to share it with the world.”
As part of the partnership, donations were made to three causes that resonate with both Moore’s and Tommy Hilfiger’s values. Rainbow Railroad is a non-profit that helps persecuted LGBTQI+ individuals around the world to find safety. Reuniting of African Descants (ROAD), is a Black trans-led grassroots project invested in advancing the social and economic well-being of African Descendants, with an urgent focus on queer, same-gender-loving, transgender, and non-binary people. The Global Coralition focuses on accelerating marine restoration with local island communities by combining the power of art and science.
The collection itself celebrates the uniqueness, beauty and diversity of the global community through clothing, intimates, and accessories for all. The line, including a polo shirt, Oxford button-down shirt, blazer and double-bridged, are all size and gender inclusive. Moore also designed three charms featured on the TommyXIndya bag and hat, which were inspired by the three charities the collection will profit.
The capsule also tells Moore’s personal story, with details like their initials in collegiate font, their hometown of the Bronx, New York spelled across the chest, and a lotus flower graphic running throughout, symbolizing rebirth, growth and self-actualization.
The TommyXIndya capsule is available now in the US on tommy.com, and starting July 20th globally on tommy.com and at select retail locations in Europe.