Tim Hamilton joins The North Face as Head of Global Creative

The North Face has appointed CFDA award-winning designer Tim Hamilton as its new Head of Global Creative, effective immediately.


Tim Hamilton

Hamilton is a veteran designer with decades of industry experience. He launched his own modern sportswear label ten years ago to global acclaim. He has designed capsule collections for Barney's and Bergdorf Goodman and has also previously designed for J. Crew, Madewell, Gap and Polo Ralph Lauren.

Hamilton is a three-time CFDA nominee and won the award in 2009. He was the first American designer to be invited by the Chambre Syndicale to show both men's and women's collections at Paris Fashion Week in 2009.

Hamilton has also collaborated with artists to bring fashion and art together in multi-disciplinary exhibits. His work created in partnership with artist Seth Price in 2012 was acquired by MoMA in New York for its permanent collection.

Hamilton was born in Iowa and made his way to New York to attend fashion design school at Parsons. He was one of the first designers to partner with Uniqlo and Topshop.

“I've always been fascinated by outdoor culture and how its product sits at the forefront of design and innovation. I've drawn inspiration from it and have referenced it throughout my career,” Hamilton said.

Hamilton will report to The North Face Global Brand President Arne Arens. Arens said, "Tim has pushed the boundaries of design and innovation by drawing inspiration from the unexpected. We see a lot of potential in fusing our brand’s heritage with Tim’s fresh perspective.”

Hamilton will work across categories to foster partnerships and bring his design inspiration to the fifty-year-old brand. The North Face was founded in 1966 and is a division of VF Corp Outdoor LLC.

 

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