By Alex Badia
Nearly every other American designer at New York Fashion Week: Men’s opted for exotic destinations for their spring collection inspirations. But not Tommy Hilfiger. The designer stayed with his Americana theme, revisiting some signature pieces from his personal archives. But those pieces were transformed to be more modern in their proportions and materials.
Hilfiger’s trademark stripe was used throughout the line, in everything from patchwork sweaters and tracksuits to technical parkas with reengineered rugby stripes. Other graphic details included floral prints that worked best in pajama bottoms and voluminous belted shorts.
Refined athleticism reigned in technical anoraks and an evening pant that mimicked a fitted jogger — complete with the subtle stripe on the ankle as a paneling detail.
In a time when the most influential designers of the now are looking back at Nineties iconic moments from trendsetters such as Hilfiger, it’s refreshing to see the originator celebrate his own heritage.