Tommy Hilfiger debuted his highly-anticipated Men’s 2013 Spring Collection yesterday during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City. Fashion models, celebrities, designers, fans, and paparazzi converged at The Cabanas Room in the nautical themed Maritime Hotel located in Manhattan’s hipster Chelsea Meatpacking District as the iconic designer revealed what will be “in store” for American males next year.
For the Spring 2013 men’s collection, heritage prep is reconsidered with a modern execution and unbuttoned ease inspired by the codes and camaraderie of collegiate sporting clubs. The classics are reinvented with a youthful irreverence that discards the rules and champions a new approach to iconic men’s pieces. From the yacht club to the cricket pitch, the new spring uniform embraces a relaxed American attitude.
The brand’s hallmark colors – spirited blues, crisp whites and athletic reds – feature prominently in nautical rope print stripes, regatta jackets and regimental details. Hybrid themes play throughout – the breton jersey fused with a classic oxford and a striped leather espadrille sneaker. Unexpected twists bring a lighthearted feel, from the quintessential collegiate blazer done in jersey to the knit tie incorporated onto the front placket of shirts. For unscripted adventures, outerwear is given a rebellious edge with the canvas meets leather moto-trench and suede desert bomber jacket. Distressed chinos and denim are introduced in a nonchalant fit that feels familiar, like well-worn vintage favorites. Gold insignia buttons and varsity crests are paired with bold accents like racing stripes. The rules of the game have changed, but the look is unmistakably American Prep.
Among the notable guests were Josh Bowman and Gabriel Mann from ABC’s “Revenge”, U.S. Olympic Gold Medal Swimmer Nathan Adrian, Cobra Starship’s Musician & Recording Artist Gabe Saporta, and other fashionable friends of the designer.