Saturday, the rock and roll crowd came to Macy's Herald Square to check out the newest collection of Steven Tyler inspired clothing, Andrew Charles and RIFF, a new line influenced by the British Invasion and rock gods The Rolling Stones. While the DJ spun classic hits from the rock repertoire (lots of Aerosmith and The Doors!), designer and creative director, Andy Hilfiger, gave me a little background info...
I've always been into the rock thing. When we were kids we had this band, it was me and my eight brothers and Tommy was the manager. Tommy would dress us and he'd book us in all these clubs and bars - and we were teenagers! It was a riot!
Back then, Tommy had one little boutique and we'd be in the basement practicing this loud rock music. Later, I started working with Tommy on his eponymous label and I was dressing a lot of the hip-hop stars for tours and appearances and the like.
Clothes and music have always gone together and for me I felt like I really got the link. So when I decided I wanted to start my own line, I knew it had to be integrated with what I love, which is rock and roll.
The name of the band – Fright – now that's rock and roll! Check out both collections at macys.com or a Macy's location near you.
"The whole Andrew Charles collection is inspired by Steven, but I love this shirt because the grey snakeskin print is so him...it just embodies his style so much"
"This is just classic rock and roll - the faded denim & the union jack on the back - you'll have it forever and it looks so cool"