“Savile Row Meets Ivy League.” If it sounds like an update on the proverbial preppie-with-a-twist — bingo! It made for a fun, feisty Tommy Hilfiger collection. For the women’s lineup he showed on Sunday night, Hilfiger drew from the same inspirational pool as for his men’s show — and not to get more bang for the buck out of his set at the Seventh Regiment Armory. (But if a guy can make a space work the second time around, why not?) Rather, the pond-crossing motif had ample cross-gender appeal. A key inspiration: Tommy Nutter, the man who gave Savile Row a swinging Sixties profile, dressing all the cool kids — Beatles, Jagger and Twiggy types included.
Nutter was nutty for fabric mixes — mash-ups of plaids, checks, tartans and more. Hilfiger took note, opening his show with a terrific group of coats and separates in various combinations, the mannish tailoring often offset by Mod-ish mini kilts. One look piled Prince of Wales–checked coat over houndstooth vest over striped shirt to charming effect. The impressive outerwear message continued with printed shearlings, ponyskins, bonded khaki mackintosh coats and cozy toppers made of Steiff teddy-bear fleece. Hilfiger’s penchant for pattern continued as well, turning up in cable knits (one was bonded to leather) and an imaginatively rendered argyle story.
Throughout, Hilfiger proceeded savvily, his models delightful but not cloying in their prep perfection, finished off with fedoras and knitted caps by Albertus Swanepoel and faux knee socks and penny loafers (they were, in fact, boots). It was all delivered with those most essential of preppy traits — snap and polish.
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New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty