This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Tommy Hilfiger’s foray into the fashion industry. Correspondingly, their fall runway show was a romantic ode to the iconic American company. Park Avenue Armory was transformed into a classic American football field – just sub out the square figured QB’s for tall and lean fresh-faced models.
Tommy Hilfiger had the home field advantage, with a monogrammed Astroturf field, a jumbotron for the play-by-play action, and bleachers for fashion fans. All that was missing was hot dogs and stadium beers – the one and only time they’d probably fit right in along side a runway.
The set was a deliberate homage to the red, white and blue, but if that wasn’t enough love to the Americana pride, then the clothes make up the difference with their own tributes. The show featured cashmere varsity sweaters, kick pleat skirts, faux fur bombers, and oversized leather boyfriend jerseys all paired with two must have items: the football inspired lace up booties and classically renewed Mary Jane’s. You’re guaranteed to see these looks along New York City’s streets.
This was a beautiful way of marrying sports wear, luxury, street style and college prep, and it really seemed to be a harmonious relationship between them all. The vintage feel of each look celebrated TH’s history within American culture and drew new attention with revitalized details. Overall the collection was chic and wearable, ending with a hands down win for TH.