Jul 25, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Tommy Hilfiger took to the sea for his Fall 2016 collection, injecting a dose of 40s classicism in a whimsical manner. The assortment was a charming collision of formal naval influences and romanticism, with masculine oversized coats atop feminine silk dresses and sparkly shoes. Each look was stylized with layers of unexpected fabrics and silhouettes, offering “a playful sense of irreverence and cinematic flair.” The bundle of contrasting elements in the show made for a theatrical production and the added glitz by way of sequins, embellishments, and clustered beading furthered the glam factor. – Sarah Owen
Trends: Nautical princesses, Masculine meets feminine, 40s romanticism
Colour: Navy, Clean white, Beige, Champagne, Royal blue, Bold red, Baby blue, Dusty pink
Key Items: Wide-leg sailor pants, High-waist shorts, Military coats, Fisherman sweaters, Silk coordinating pajamas, Bias-cut dresses, Midi skirts, Leather tops, Sailor dresses, Tailored jackets
Print and pattern: Breton stripes, Prints inspired by sailor’s tattoos
Materials and Trim: Winter wool, Tulle, Velvet, Chiffon, Mohair, Shearling, Leather, Silk, Denim, Sequins
Footwear and Accessories: Sparkly sky-high loafers, Lace socks, Long-chain clutch purse
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