February 2013, New York City At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City, iconic American designer Tommy Hilfiger debuted his highly anticipated Fall 2013 Women’s Collection.
Fame and Fashion at The Armory: At the landmark Park Avenue Armory located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the fashion world, along with celebrities, sports stars and artists converged to witness the debut of the Women’s collection which Tommy describes as “Savile Row to Ivy League.”
Among Tommy’s famous friends at The Armory included acclaimed award winning actress Julianne Moore. Editors Note: Ms. Moore has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards and has won two Emmy Awards, one Golden Globe Award and one Screen Actors Guild Award.
Collegiate Prep Mixed with Irreverent Twist on British Sartorial Tradition: Savile Row meets Ivy League in Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2013 Women’s collection which mixes collegiate prep with an irreverent twist on British sartorial tradition in the spirit of Tommy Nutter, sixties London’s go-to tailor. The result gives nod to the era’s inspired history — think Mary Quant, Mick and Marianne — and approaches traditional tailoring with a Mod attitude.
The authentic collegiate wardrobe is given new life through innovative detailing and sartorial precision. Iconic menswear references are reinterpreted when a custom Prince of Wales check in signature red, white and blue is magnified across outerwear silhouettes.
A sporty pea coat is cut from Steiff fabric; a duffle coat rendered in oversized pin-stripe is finished with a graphic college scarf collar inset. Unexpected combinations of sartorial mainstays play throughout: the classic cable-knit sweater bonded to leather establishes the new twin set, and hemlines are raised with youthful skirts inspired by traditional kilts.
Borrowed from the boys, the three-piece suit is refashioned with shorts or a waistcoat inserted into an updated trench. The penny loafer takes on the shape of a leather knee-high boot — the modern co-ed’s interpretation of the classic knee-sock.
Topped with glen plaid fedoras and knit caps, the collection writes the book on a new language of sartorial prep.