Runway Review: Redefines the classic prepster with bold, head turning statements and fresh silhouettes
A bright, modern prep statement was clearly made at the Tommy Hilfiger spring 2012 show where it was anything but old school country club attire.
The show kicked off with large glen plaids in pink, blue and tangerine orange and the plaids continued, it is Tommy afterall, in pop colors and mod 60′s silhouettes.
Then we had bright wide stripes on chunky knit sweaters, smooth leather jackets, skirts and dresses, boldly placed stripes, an abstract camo print and huge color blocked caftans evoking a 70′s decadence. A rich palatte of sunny yellow, cranberry, tangerine orange, fuschia and navy will look smashing against the croquet lawn dahling!
The pattern on pattern may be a bit overkill, but worn separately they are translatable and bound to brighten your mood; the one exception being the distorted camo print that works alright as a blouse, but seems a bit out of touch with the line as a whole. Statement pants are key items here, be it in the black and white stripe skinny crop pant or the more fluid ankle length pant with bright stripes placed from the hem to the knee. The latter being a very necessary Spring buy!
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Sweet and preppy day dresses in soft tonal stripes keep a sporty look without loosing femininity. Besides picking up the stripe pants, the bold caftans are an absolute must for pool to party dressing and the color pairings will draw the eye of every passerby. In addition to the clothing we get some well paired and equally bright accessories – envelope clutches, oversized leather beach bags, striped loather heels and criss-cross sandals.
Tommy Hilfiger is certainly redefining the classic prepster and making this woman a bold statement maker turning heads on and off the tennis courts. I am in full support! Navy, khaki and butter yellow won’t fly on this course! — Alix Kivlin
Alix’s photo gallery of the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2012 Fashion show:
Photos: Alix Kivlin