INSPIRATION: Ivy League looks turned sophisticated
TOP LOOKS: Heather gray double face cashmere hooded sweatshirt with a khaki skirt; red mohair jacket with red Bengal-striped shirt and khaki gabardine buckled skirt; midnight sparkle bouclé pea coat with white silk shirt and gray flannel short
ACCESSORIES: Signet rings; duck boots; snakeskin bags; skinny belts; chunky infinity scarves; bangle bracelets
WHO WAS THERE: Anna Wintour, Ashley Olsen, Hayden Panettiere, Rosario Dawson, Ed Westwick, Penn Badgley, Russell Simmons
WHAT WE THOUGHT: You knew it had to be the end of fashion week when the typically surly photographers in the pit joyfully harmonized to Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" as the glitterati and assorted media found their seats at Tommy Hilfiger. It wasn't just the last show of the week, but the final one to take place at Bryant Park: After an 18 year run, fashion week is moving to Lincoln Center. "It's bittersweet," Hilfiger told StyleList.
Hilfiger's last collection under the big tent was jam-packed with the all-American sportswear we've come to expect from the mega-brand. "New American classics remixed, preppy with a pop, luxury fabrics in casual styles" is how Hilfiger broke it down. On the runway those concepts translated into safe, yet stylish looks that will undoubtedly please his legions of fans. What's not to love about a cashmere hoodie, sleeveless trench coat, or leather sequined skirt, after all?
Nodding to a seasonal trend, the ubiquitous city short also made several appearances. According to the program notes this collection aimed to retrofit Tommy Hilfiger's preppy heritage from 1985 for a dynamic new decade: we declare his mission accomplished.
Now check out the Tommy Hilfiger runway hair and makeup.