A solid collection by Tommy Hilfiger where feminine tailoring met romantic 70s rock chic. Anita Pallenberg meets Al Capone if you will. Grey marl, double-breasted suits (with added pocket handkerchief's to add splashes of colour) opened the show followed by multiple versions, a long coat and a lighter overcoat that stopped at the knee. The grey was matched with leather dyed in a sumptuous deep Claret used for pencil skirts, cigarette slimmy’s and knee-high boots. The length on all the trousers stopped just above the ankle showing off thick lycra tights in blue and Claret.
Overcoats and jackets stood out especially the patent navy rain trench (for a male version see Mugler mens AW11/12 look 19) and the trio of beige duffel coats that Hilfiger peronalised through technical fastenings and safari pockets. Model Jacquelyn Jablonski reminded us of Ali McGraw in her duffel coat accessorised by a cosy cashmere knit over shrug.
The final section of the show took us into the world of Anita Pallenberg, the days when she wore wide-brimmed, floppy, felt hats, flowing dresses or wide-bottomed trousers. Indeed, the show-notes read, "nonchalant style of a 1970s rock star's girlfriend...borrowing from the boys." A deep bottle green velvet jacket over a high-necked jumper was elegantly styled with pinstripe slacks. The pinstripe culminated in a wonderful suit and overcoat ensemble that will surely have women rekindling their love for this classic silhouette. American womenswear designer Peter Som consulted on this collection.
Soundtrack: The Clash, The Magnificent Seven