Tommy Hilfiger presented his Fall 2016 collection last Monday, February 15 at the Park Avenue Armory.
This season Tommy Hilfiger explores his signature love of nautical, seen through a nostalgic filter where formal naval influences collide with the romance of a bygone era. It’s masculine meets feminine, charming and fun, with unexpected combinations that offer a playful sense of irreverence and cinematic flair.
Imagine a girl finding her grandmother’s favorite dress from the ‘40s, throwing on a boyfriend’s coat and a pair of sparkly shoes before dashing out the door.
That carefree spirit is at the heart of the Fall 2016 line-up, hitting all the codes of classicism in a whimsical way. Military coats are steeped in tradition yet cut oversized in winter wool and trimmed with gold medals and bullion. Fisherman sweaters are softened with bits of tulle and wide-leg sailor pants turn up cropped in velvet, the perfect showcase for sky-high loafers with big sequin bows. The mix continues with Breton stripe tops done in leather, pretty pajamas and breezy silk dresses printed with drawings inspired by sailor’s tattoos.
In a casual world, it feels good to dress up in something truly special. This collection acknowledges the romance of the past and embraces the youthful energy of now.
The show was opened and closed by supermodel Gigi Hadid, the new ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger women’s, and featured top models including Hailey Baldwin, Sara Sampaio, Taylor Hill, Martha Hunt, Binx Walton, Imaan Hammam, Julia Nobis, Fei Fei Sun and Stella Maxwell.
Front Row Guests
Front row guests included sisters Suki and Immy Waterhouse; style icon Olivia Palermo and her husband, model Johannes Huebl; models Jourdan Dunn and Lucky Blue Smith; French art director and model Julia Restoin Roitfeld; Mexican singer Thalia; musician Justine Skye; and DJ and entrepreneur Hannah Bronfman and her fiancé Brendan Fallis.
Gigi’s family joined to support her in the show, including her mother Yolanda Foster and brother Anwar Hadid. Also in the front row were the daughters of rock royalty, Alexandra Richards, Tali Lennox, Sofia Richie and Kenya Kinski-Jones.