“From Savile Row to Harvard Yale, sartorial tradition meets all-American prep,” was Tommy Hilfiger’s brief narrative for his fall edition. Before judging his English tailoring techniques, he got saved by the bell when he included “all-American prep.” What does this mean?
Well, when you hear the words “Savile Row,” a street in
Mayfair, central London immediately comes to mind. If you don’t know, this
place is heaven for men seeking the perfect suit (bespoke tailoring in other
If you look closely, you’ll see the influence of Tommy’s
preppy designs, but not much of refined tailoring. I am not trying to infer
this was a horrible collection, because it wasn’t – it was all the opposite. The
risk he took to engage in tailoring and convert into his cool preppy use was by
far one of the best I have seen in his collections. It felt confident and
grasped the trend that is happening right now in women’s fashion.
Patterns – Prince of Wales, houndstooth, and plaid checks
were the main protagonist on the runway. They were either magnified or resized
into smaller pieces to offer a more diverse outtake on outerwear. Some coats,
such as the ones trimmed in shearling, were a favorite; preppy, youthful, and
outgoing.Argyle (diamond patterns) also had a good insect on
houndstooth pattern numbers. Suits, which came in navy and red pinstripes,
marked Hilfiger’s point of interest.
|Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2013 - leather, cable knit dresses|