Subtlety clearly isn’t designer Tommy Hilfiger’s strong suit. Celebrating the brand’s 30th anniversary and taking place on Presidents’ Day, the 63-year-old designer mined two of his favourite themes – America and sportswear – for his New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 show.
The result? He transformed Park Avenue Armory into a custom-designed catwalk-turned-football field. There was a football pitch for a catwalk, a locker room instead of a backstage area, and quarterbacks were replaced by models. Of course, there was also a scoreboard.
“I’ve always been inspired by American football,” said Hilfiger. “I love the uniforms, I love the game, I love the energy.”
The models were strutting their stuff across the field in shades of navy, camel, maroon and gold. They wore mohair varsity sweaters, kick-pleat skirts, bomber jackets, peacoats, jumpers and football jerseys, well done in luxury fabrics.
For his bow at the finale, Hilfiger was holding a Patriots helmet. We LOVE!