NEW YORK –
The inspiration: “Sartorial tradition meets all-American prep,” read the accompanying show notes. “Traditional tailoring is approached with a rock 'n' roll irreverence in the spirit of Tommy Nutter, sixties London's go-to tailor who counted the Beatles and
The look: Grounded in a patterned palette of navy blue and claret red against white, the collection included outerwear and double-breasted suits in magnified Prince of Wales checks, outsized houndstooth-checks, glen plaids and argyle patterns -- often two or more on the same garment – colorblocked mixed fabrication pieces that paired the patterns with khaki on jeans, with knit sweaters and zip-front shirts. The prep staple was also used generously on a range of outerwear pieces including a bonded peacoat, bonded trench coat and shearling bomber jacket. For the less adventurous dresser, the collection includes a line of slightly more subdued pieces in a navy with red chalkstripes including suits, shearling motorcycle jackets, duffle coats and peacoats.
Notable news: This season the brand partnered with Southern California-based luxury shoe designer George Esquivel to produce distinctively colorblocked brogues (think rich red leather uppers with houndstooth-check soles) that accessorized many of the looks coming down the catwalk.
The scene: The list of celebrity attendees wasn’t as robust as it usually is at a Tommy Hilfiger show – that could have been due to the winter storm, this weekend’s
The verdict: An eye-catching, statement-making collection with an upbeat feel – exactly the vibe we’re hoping the new