Runway Review: Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2015

Tommy Hilfiger transformed NYC’s Park Avenue Armory into a late sixties psychedelic dreamscape to show the SS15 collection that’s already got us preparing our wardrobe wish list for music festival season.  With custom-vinyl invitations, dueling live drummers playing along to rock and roll classics, and a whimsical floral runway set and opening looks straight from The Beatle’s Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album artwork, Hilfiger showed visions of stars and stripes fit for rock royalty in his signature red, white and blue.

There were Sgt. Pepper suiting separates with rows of gold buttons, flat collars, and accented stripes, topped with matching military style hats. Tailored vests paired with long flares and long skinny scarves that swept behind the models as they walked, appearing in patchwork denim and making way for glammed up pinstriped metallics. Striped sequined dresses, variations on the essential black motorcycle jacket, playful oversized furs and a finale of sheer, floor-sweeping dresses covered in stars all paired with an enviable array of low-heeled, embellished ankle boots perfect for day-to-night dancing.

Hair was kept long and loose, with kohl-rimmed eyes to match and temporary star tattoos on wrists and ankles. Hilfiger’s SS15 girl is cool, confident, and ready to go wherever the music takes her. Forget with the band, she is the band, guitar slung over her shoulder and off to the next gig.

About the Author

Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.