Full Name
Tommy Hilfiger
Job Title
Principal Designer
Tommy Hilfiger Global
Speaker Bio

Uplifting and inspiring consumers since 1985, Tommy Hilfiger has pioneered one of the world’s most recognized premium lifestyle brands. With Mr. Hilfiger’s vision and leadership as Principal Designer, his eponymous brand celebrates the essence of classic American style with a modern twist. The brand offers premium quality and value to consumers worldwide under the TOMMY HILFIGER and TOMMY JEANS lifestyles.
Mr. Hilfiger’s career in fashion began as a high school student in 1969 — opening his first store, People’s Place, in his hometown of Elmira, New York. A decade later, he moved to Manhattan to pursue a career in fashion design, before launching his namesake brand with a single menswear collection. Since then, global retail sales of TOMMY HILFIGER products have grown to reach approximately $9.1 billion in 2022, powered by more than 16,000 associates in 100 countries and more than 2,000 retail stores.
Mr. Hilfiger has a longstanding passion for philanthropy and making the world a better place. Through the TommyCares organization, the brand supports various charities, including Save the Children, World Wildlife Fund, and Fashion Minority Alliance. He currently sits on the board of Next for Autism. Through the Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge and People’s Place Program, the brand is also making strides in its ambitious vision to create fashion that “Wastes Nothing and Welcomes All”, focusing on social and environmental sustainability, diversity, and inclusivity.
Mr. Hilfiger has received numerous awards, including the CFDA’s prestigious Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award, British GQ’s Design Legend of the Year, BFC’s Outstanding Achievement Award, and WWD's John B. Fairchild Honor for Lifetime Achievement. His life and career are chronicled in his memoir, American Dreamer.

Tommy Hilfiger