• Brielle Marie Pierce

Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya Spring Ready-to-Wear Collection pays homage to the black style of the 70's


Talk about black women supporting and creating for other black women! Zendaya premiered her Spring/Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger on Saturday and boy did she do us black women proud!

Let’s start with the ambience. The runway was created as a modern disco dance floor, and when used powerfully under the beautiful models’ feet, stood true to the classic Tommy Hilfiger color scheme. With the audience seated in Apollo Theater style interior, even though the theater took precedence in the 80’s and 90’s, tied wonderfully into black entertainment and star power.

Each model that walked the Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya SS19 RTW show is… wait for it… BLACK!!!!!! The models, who fiercely strutted in the nearly 15 minute show, were a range of shades, sizes, ages, and backgrounds! There were fresh modeling faces we will begin to see going forward, current reigning supermodels like Winnie Harlow, Halima Aden, Grace Bol, and Jordan Dunn, and legendary black models like Beverly Peele, Pat Cleveland, and GRACE JONES, who blessed the world with her amazing dances moves to close out the show! She is 70 years old!!!!

The collection truly gave ode to 70’s black style. High-neck collars, sleeveless tops, striping, and denim-on-denim suiting took the main stage. Looks also consisted of high waisted flare pants, zodiac graphic tees, fabulous double-breasted leather trench coats, and Prince of Wales designed blazers.

Every look was accessorized with bangles, medium width waist belts, clogs, scrappy heels, and knee high boots, and my favorite go-to accessory: HOOPS!

Can we talk hair for a second??? While majority of the models and Zendaya rocked 70's feathered curls, a lot of the models proudly strutted with afros, and some with afro picks! The only way the 70’s show could’ve gotten blacker is if they played Shaft’s theme song and had a special appearance from Pam Grier! Zendaya, you did us proud!!!

The Tommy Hilfiger x Zendaya Spring Summer 2019 Ready-to-Wear collection is available right now (except for the suit Zendaya rocked herself. I already checked!)