By Stephanie Baladi
This season, Tommy Hilfiger’s namesake brand entered into its 30th year. To celebrate, the designer stuck true to his Americana roots. For his Fall/Winter 2015 Ready-to-Wear collection, Tommy Hilfiger made your dream prep school a reality. To turn the Park Ave. Armory into a football stadium, the designer pulled out all the stops – bringing in a real Astroturf field, a scoreboard and a Jumbotron that focused on different audience members (just like at a real football game). This season Hilfiger “took all the inspiration from everything [he] loved, from sports to music to the outdoors to iconic women – his goal was “to marry sport with luxury”.
The collection featured a palette of burgundy, camel, cream and navy. The models were decked out in pleated miniskirts, ponchos, peacoats and varsity jackets, putting our dream high-school-prep gear to shame. The models wore both the classic mary jane and football-laced boots. As per usual, Hilfiger didn’t skimp on the details; football style stitching was seen on an oversized, cable-knit sweater and a lambskin yellow and green V-Neck dress reminiscent of a player’s jersey. Not every piece was taken straight out of the stadium though – Hilfiger showed off perfectly tailored trousers, classic button-ups and a sleeveless, tweed polo dress. Head cheerleader, Anna Ewers, opened and closed the show.
At the end of the show, once the models had all made their way back into the locker room, Hilfiger ran out on to the field for to take his bow with a Patriots helmet under his arm. It was truly a spectacle.