Sporty chic summed up Tommy Hilfiger’s resort collection, which featured bright colors drawn from the works of artist David Hockney. Preppy polo tops — including a cool, short-sleeve rugby style in color-blocked leather — featured athletic ribbed trim and stripes. Paired with silk wide-leg chinos or cropped jacquard flares and an assortment of printed sneakers, the looks captured a fresh tomboy attitude. Other knits and dresses featured more feminine touches: lace collars, mother-of-pearl buttons and allover daisy prints.
On the more casual side, Hilfiger riffed on Seventies nostalgia and American track and field ath-leisure with cheerleader sweaters and silk basketball shorts. If a bit teenage, the total package captured the peppy, optimistic side of adolescence — not an ounce of angst or cynicism. Hilfiger spelled it out on jackets bearing “All you need is love” patches and a souvenir jacket embroidered with the phrase “Free Spirit.”