Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week: Tommy Hilfiger

2011 Fall New York Fashion Week: Tommy Hilfiger

Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week: Tommy Hilfiger

Russell Simmons, Rosario Dawson, Petra Nemcova, and Olivia Palermo were among the celebs lining the runway to see just how Tommy Hilfiger would present his take on classic American sportswear. Show notes promised the "nonchalant style of a 1970s rock star's girlfriend." Case in point: the first look, walked down to the tune of a Rolling Stones song, was a double-breasted suit jacket and wide-leg trousers — hello, Bianca Jagger. There was an emphasis on men's suiting, which toed the line between a sophisticated Marlene Dietrich and a cartoon Dick Tracy, but done in herringbone and worn with silk shirts and wide-brim hats. More wearable were boatneck sweatshirts, chunky sweaters, sleeveless parkas, and a toggle skirt, all referencing the classically preppy Hilfiger girl. It was a pleasing presentation of American style, mostly because Hilfiger didn't mess with classics like mackintosh coats and five-pocket jeans, he just updated them with luxurious flourishes — rubber, needlepoint, ponyhair — to make preppy dressing feel modern. To see more from our one-on-one interview and the full runway, check out FabSugarTV.

  • Trends: Menswear, classic prep, suiting, toggles, sleeveless coats, herringbone, plaid, wide-leg trousers, capes.
  • Colors: Burgundy, navy, ochre, green, gray, military green.
  • Key Looks: A cotton and rubber sleeveless parka with penny boots.
  • Accessories: Heeled penny loafers and brogue-inspired belts, plus the wide-brim hats.
  • Who Would Wear It: Classic American style-lovers, Ali McGraw fans, and Ivy League undergrads.
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