The Park Avenue Armory’s set of autumnal trees gave a glimpse ofthings to come at Tommy Hilfiger. “Greenwich meets Park Avenue, town andcountry,” he said at a preview of the collection — which was quite adeparture for the designer. It featured a strong lineup of polishedsilhouettes with equestrian and military touches rendered in warm, fallhues like burgundy, brown and forest green.

There was anabundance of great outerwear, including a black and purpledouble-breasted riding coat, a leather trench, a double-breasted patentleather one and a houndstooth coat with vintage appeal. Cable knit wasanother point of interest, which Hilfiger interpreted as a print on aloosely fitting silk organza dress, and a top that he teamed with abrown-and-blue suede and leather skirt. Driving home the horsey, countrytheme were several riding motif prints (on silk halter dresses, blousesand skirts), as well as quilted suede jackets and skirts.

Hilfigerclearly had a sophisticated woman in mind with this collection — thekind that might also love the classic music he played, which includedSimon & Garfunkel, the Rolling Stones and, in the finale, TheBeatles’ “All You Need Is Love.”

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