Tommy Hilfiger described this show as “probably the biggest he’s ever done” – a promise that delivered on all fronts over the weekend in New York. From the show’s staging, a runway shaped as a giant TH monogram, to the drama of the rain, to the countless activities and areas guests could take part in and walk through, this was no ordinary showcase. Ordinarily, it may have been enough to drown out the clothes themselves, but in this case, everything worked together to create a high-energy, high-octane fashion show which will no doubt go down as one of NYFW’s highlights. Well, maybe the rain could’ve gone.
So much was going on with this show and collection that you’d be forgiven for missing the fact that Hilfiger was launching a new consumer experience too – See Now Buy Now – meaning that the looks on the runway were instantly available to cop online straight after the show. And if the media room at the showspace in the hour after the show finished was anything to go by, things were busy. Af.
To help cut through the noise, we’re taking a look at some of the standout looks – from the rack to the runway. Let’s dive in.
RIB-KNIT BODYSUIT, MONOGRAM TIGHTS & LEATHER GLOVES
This look had it all – the classic Tommy colours, red and blue, texture galore and the show’s central monogram, embossed as a repeating pattern on tights. Tie this in with a pair of similarly dark gloves, and you’re making progress. Put it on Julia Fox, and you’ve got a winner.
TOMMY X RICHARD QUINN ALL-OVER
Another major part of the collection was the collaborative line with Richard Quinn, which saw elements of both designers feed into varsity jackets, updated florals and a remixed co-branding label. One look which ticked all the boxes was this: all-over print blanket jacket, which was also worn by Travis Barker to the show, atop matching trousers and shoes. These boots were made for walking (down the catwalk).
CANADIAN TUXEDO, BUT MAKE IT DESIGNER
From the same line, the double denim moments in the show were major. Maybe none did it so well as the jacket and jeans monogram two piece, though, which tapped into the 90s nostalgia that Tommy was re-energising. We expect this one will be a big one in the coming months.
CAMEL IS CALLING
When showing us around the new collection before the show, Tommy Hilfiger seemed to be drawn to this look – a tailored option of an oversized blazer and trousers, coming in a camel colourway. On the rack, the craftsmanship was evident – and on the runway, seeing it in motion solidified it as one of the standout looks. Refined, elegant, and still fun.
TARTAN FANTASY IN FOREST
Another anchor of the collection was its use of tartan: coming in everything from two-piece suits to scarves. For us though, we loved this forest green tartan moment – layered on top of a sports-lux ¾ zip and the previously mentioned monogram tights. Taking oversized to greater levels than we’ve seen before from the brand, this look had to be included here.