In their words….
Tommy hilfiger fall 2011 women’s collection
The Tommy Hilfiger Fall 2011 women’s collection captures the nonchalant style
of a 1970s rock star’s girlfriend. Her style is based on a bohemian, feminine
(re)interpretation of the brand’s menswear heritage. She redefines preppy through
her irreverent approach to classic silhouettes. Whether she’s the subject of lyrics—or
writing them herself—unstudied sexiness is her trademark.
Borrowing from the boys, authentic menswear patterns are executed in feminine
fabrications like classic herringbone printed on silk and a traditional Foulard
print with engineer stripes on a fluid shirtdress and pajama pants. A narrow
pleated pant beneath a sleeveless double-breasted blazer creates new-shape
suiting. Handcrafted chunky knits are updated and paired with silk shirtdresses;
insets of burgundy (the new red) and splices of color unexpectedly pop up in classic
pieces. Preppy outerwear— a khaki mackintosh and a double-faced reversible
canvas jacket sporting rubber touches—add texture on texture to layered-up
ensembles. Accessories embrace twisted details in heeled penny loafers with
needlepoint trim, a dop kit bag in ostrich, brogue-inspired belts in pop colors and
the new duffle cape— a wide scarf secured in the back with a classic toggle. She
dresses for herself—but she can’t help it that her particular brand of chic seems
to inspire everyone else.
Photos: Tommy Hilfiger | Getty Images/ Theo Wargo and Jamie McCarthy or Dan Lecca