Friday February 8, 2013 – Park Avenue Armory
For the past few seasons, Tommy Hilfiger’s dabbling in Britannia has begun to redefine what we consider Americana. By incorporating British tailoring, with its attention to detail, fit, and all things bespoke, he’s helping ensure Americana is maturing in all the right ways. For his Fall collection, Tommy married an upbeat, Ivy League spirit to sublime sartorialism; think Central Park native that come home from studying abroad at Cambridge. The journey across the Atlantic has given way to charismatic clothing that brings a little Savile Row to Soho.
For graphic effect, TH played with over-sized Prince of Wales check on coats, parkas, pea coats and trenches, lining the insides with houndstooth patterns and then extending it to trousers. Khaki pants and jackets get a slight-of-the-eye treatment with juxtapositioning of the Prince of Wales pattern. Navy blues and red clarets were incorporated on outerwear with shearling linings while a soft Steiff parka looked perfect for winter.
“Tradition and modernity is the key point here”, said Tommy backstage to reporters.
“Beautifully made tailored clothes have to meet today’s standard of modernity and this is what we are doing here. Infusing classics and iconic pattern into sleek comfortable silhouettes”
This season, Tommy teamed up with luxury shoe designer George Esquivel, creating a very interesting hybrid loafer morphed into a running sneaker and traditional brogues into knee-high boots that perfected the looks.
Having redefined Americana clothing for nearly 3 decades, it was only fitting that the scenery be that of a library. All the savoir faire that has made Hilfiger a household name has culminated in this new class of American-wear. Graduating from just prep, Tommy’s working theory that Americana can be an evolving movement is one we can subscribe to. Class dismissed.
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Photos courtesy of Stylerumor.com
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