Tommy Hilfiger

New York: “Modern Prep”, Tommy Hilfiger’s S/S 12 collection, drew inspiration from the color palettes and whimsical constructions of Pop artists like David Hockney and Andy Warhol. With the help of creative consultant (and designer of his own collection) Simon Spurr, the collection was highly civilized but slightly rebellious. As the first-ever fashion show to take place on New York’s famed High Line, the clothes were time-honored prep classics with a modernized remix — mainly through unexpected, saturated colors and energized motifs. Color blocking and nautical stripes (used every which way, including as mac taping down a side seam on a pair of jeans) underscored the overall boldness of the season. Printed desert boots and use of camo, rendered in faintly dusty groups of tonal blue, green, and red, hinted at the great outdoors, while lightweight leather jackets and polished suiting injected just the right amount of urbane attitude.  —Michael Fisher

Silhouette: Casual tailored

Color: Kelly green / Mustard yellow / Dusty primaries / Pink / Purple / Khaki / Navy / Orange / Ivory

Key Items: Varisty jacket blazer / Summer Fair Isle sweater / Color-blocked baseball jackets / Printed hoodies / Tailored shorts / Double-breasted jackets / Fine gauge polos / Cotton khaki suits / Leather jean jacket

Materials: Cotton twill / Leather / Chambray / Nylon / Cotton poplin / Cotton pique

Details + Trim: Varsity stripes / Pieced construction and techno trim / Color blocking / Shawl collars / Contrast collar for woven shirts / Hybrid design

Accessories + Footwear: Color-blocked “school boy” bags / Canvas + leather rucksacks / Aviator sunglasses / Camo-printed penny loafers and desert boots

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