On Sunday night, a misty downpour drenched Brooklyn’s Skyline Drive-In Theater, the destination for Tommy Hilfiger’s “See Now, Buy Now” Fall 2022 show — but fashion week has no time for sprinkles. Instead, New York’s glitterati quickly checked in wearing transparent ponchos and marched to their whitest seats under a legion of umbrellas. In less than ideal conditions, the music was immediately heard in the open air. models prepared to walk a saturated catwalk and the show went on. Welcome home, Tommy.
The collection opened with a series of oversized silhouettes, adding volume to striped polo shirts over trousers and dramatic trench coats over denim. Telling a strong color story, huge scarves provided a healthy dose of drama to heavier top offerings, while trousers debuted on the looser side and sweaters prioritized layering. Viewers quickly took note of the designer’s new TH Monogram, designed in collaboration with illustrator Fergus Purcell and applied to almost every glance.
Perhaps the most contemporary element of Hilfiger’s preppy design ethos is its ambiguous nature — yes, the collection arrived in both menswear and womenswear, but there was a soft spot where the two seamlessly converged. The men’s oversized rugby shirts were repurposed as dresses. voluminous, colorful varsity jackets became familiar with bright skirts. and button-up cardigans covered both tie-dyed shirts and bare chests.
Hilfiger’s transatlantic collaboration with British designer Richard Quinn graced the runway, giving Americana a rebellious London edge with leather jackets, stiletto boots and a myriad of matching double-print ensembles. In the first row, Travis Barker wore one of the British-American series’ powerful puffer jackets, alongside Kourtney Kardashian-Barker and his daughter Alabama Luella Barker.
Model Precious Lee then stormed the slippery platform in a jumpsuit made entirely of monogram-embossed denim, snapping a whip through the wet air with every step. Alton Mason followed in the final look – a matching jacket and trouser set made with the same construction, complete with hat and heeled boots – before reaching out to Barker, inviting him into the relationship for a final performance at center stage.
To the maddened beat of Barker’s drums, the quintessentially American imprint’s Fall 2022 collection took its final lap down the runway. Unanimously, the line articulated Tommy Hilfiger’s contemporary vision with clarity: “This is modern grooming, for everyone.”
Indulge in Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2022 collection in the gallery above and watch the runway in action below.
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