"It was a pleasure getting to know Tommy personally, and an honor to work with him — he has been a wonderful mentor," Som said in a statement. "I look forward to focusing on my own business and the other opportunities I have ahead of me."
Som had been working with the brand since 2009, when he was brought in to help refresh the label's image. From now on, members of Hilfiger's in-house team will replace the work Som did on the collections.
Meanwhile, Simon Spurr — who has been consulting on Hilfiger's men's collections for the past three seasons — will continue his work with the brand.