To Do Friday: Thinking Ahead to Spring

Tommy Hilfiger. (Photo by Richard Phibbs)

Tommy Hilfiger. (Photo by Richard Phibbs)

Fashion Week is one of the best weeks of the year to be in New York. I love the feeling of the fashion industry coming together to celebrate the new collections. It’s a great moment for every American designer, big and small. The New York Observer asked me to share my plans for the coming days.

I will have a creative meeting with my design team about the spring 2015 collection. Even though our focus is on the fall 2014 show, we are always thinking ahead.

After that, I will have several hours of press previews with top editors to give them a look at the fall 2014 collection and discuss my inspiration and designs. This is the first time the industry will weigh in, and even though it can be nerve-wracking, I love this part of the job.

In the evening, I will have dinner with Tim Jeffries, the co-owner of Hamiltons Gallery in London, at Harry Cipriani. We get impeccable service from Serge, the maître’d there, and I always indulge in the vanilla cream meringue cake.

Harry Cipriani, 81 Fifth Avenue, 212-753-5566