Tommy Hilfiger A/W 2016
Scene setting: With a gigantic ocean liner, the TH Atlantic, welcoming show goers into the Park Avenue Armory, there were no prizes for guessing what the mood of Tommy Hilfiger’s A/W 2016 collection would be. Decked out in twinkling lights, the twin-stacked ship evoked the nostalgic glamour of sea travel with its wooden boards and naval whites.
Mood board: Hilfiger brought his love of all things nautical back up to the surface. Admiral jackets, coiled rope embroidery, fisherman sweaters and sailor trousers were given the fashion treatment, while 1940s-style tea dresses decorated with prints inspired by sailor’s tattoos, pyjama suits and glittering heels added a flirty, youthful whimsy.
Best in show: Hilfiger’s ability to embrace a theme knows few bounds. For this collection it was the numerous adaptations of naval mainstays such as sailor collars, naval accents, sailor shorts and Breton stripes that carried us away.
Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans