Showing Today | Tim Hamilton
The designer Tim Hamilton founded his label in 2007; just over two years later, he has risen to become a leading voice of New York American menswear and is now reaching international acclaim. Hamilton credits his unusual background—he was born in Iowa to a Lebanese mother and an American-English father—and extensive design experience with guiding his unique design philosophy. Hamilton is not only concerned about clothes, but the energy and convictions he wants them to relay.
Tim Hamilton launched his first women’s collection for the A/W 09 season, shown in Paris, but quickly began work on a menswear line. He was the first American-based designer to show during Paris Men’s Fashion week, and he presented a stunning eccentric space-inspired S/ S ’10 collection at the Palais Brogniart, sending his models down the runway emanating an airy feel of transparency. Despite this sudden relocation to Paris, Tim Hamilton is going to keep a presence in New York, thus honoring his win of the CFDA Swarovski Award for Emerging Menswear Designer in 2009.
Hamilton’s collections are sold at top luxury shops around the world. Despite his global success, Tim Hamilton is still a small, independently-backed company with offices in New York and Paris.