When Tommy Hilfiger chooses a theme, he commits to it. For his Mustique-inspired spring show, he made his own lagoon and recreated the island’s famous watering hole, Basil’s Bar, on set. Pre-fall was inspired by a Twenties trans-Atlantic journey. No boats were chartered, but Hilfiger left no nautical motif at sea. There were cropped, denim sailor pants and cropped Breton striped shirts with sequined admiral badges. A faux fur jacket had an intarsia anchor on it. Flirty tea dresses came in cute sailor-inspired tattoo prints and there were riffs on admiral jackets galore. At times, Hilfiger went overboard on the kitsch factor — there is such a thing as too many stripes — but, for the most part, the elevated execution was a lifesaver (nyuck, nyuck). For example, velvet sailor-pant overalls complete with the traditional shoulder flap of a sailor uniform, should’ve be all wrong, but their slim fit, high waist and cheeky gold trim made them an improbable highlight in the collection.

By  on January 13, 2016

When Tommy Hilfiger chooses a theme, he commits to it. For his Mustique-inspired spring show, he made his own lagoon and recreated the island’s famous watering hole, Basil’s Bar, on set. Pre-fall was inspired by a Twenties trans-Atlantic journey. No boats were chartered, but Hilfiger left no nautical motif at sea. There were cropped, denim sailor pants and cropped Breton striped shirts with sequined admiral badges. A faux fur jacket had an intarsia anchor on it. Flirty tea dresses came in cute sailor-inspired tattoo prints and there were riffs on admiral jackets galore. At times, Hilfiger went overboard on the kitsch factor — there is such a thing as too many stripes — but, for the most part, the elevated execution was a lifesaver (nyuck, nyuck). For example, velvet sailor-pant overalls complete with the traditional shoulder flap of a sailor uniform, should’ve be all wrong, but their slim fit, high waist and cheeky gold trim made them an improbable highlight in the collection.

Tommy Hilfiger Pre-Fall 201629 Photos 

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