Tommy Hilfiger goes outward bound for Fall 2014 with a collection inspired by the great American outdoors and infused with a luxe reinterpretation for today’s adventurous young women. An eclectic mix of technical mountaineering gear, western workwear and saturated plaids take on a youthful, bohemian sensibility.
Traditional tartans, an established Hilfiger hallmark, are given an irreverent twist in bespoke checks that appear in various iterations – on brushed wool-cashmere, mohair, and silk.
The signature plaid pops up as revers and turn-backs on peacoat toppers, a range of shirt-dress silhouettes trimmed with navy velvet details, as well as must-have leather totes and satchels. Suede circle skirts accented with zigzag lock-stitching and tiered prairie skirts in fringed multiplaid are given a refresh in shrunken proportions.
Rugged performance materials are used to create classic silhouettes and are unexpectedly mixed with rich velvet, suede, and leather. Exploration gear inspires imaginative touches like bungee-cord button holes and drawstrings, and polished speedlock hooks on footwear.
Outerwear is key: teddy-fur bomber jackets layer over textural hand-worked alpine knits; cable-knit patchworked ponchos are paired with citified hiking boots; suede boyfriend puffer vests top utility denim.
Everything has a slip-on ease, from oversized shearling-lined parkas to velvet sweatshirts with mini-dress proportions – even the classic clog, updated in faux-fur finishes and worn with color-blocked ragg socks. It’s tech meets trad with an adventure-ready spirit