For Spring/Summer 2016, Tommy Hilfiger granted his audience rarefied access to the famed Basil’s Bar on the luxurious getaway island of Mustique in the Caribbean, which counts the likes of Mick Jagger, Iman, and David Bowie as its regulars. By replicating the bar down to its legendary barkeep (who was flown in for event), Hilfiger invited the audience into a glamorous island atmosphere.
Naturally, this wouldn’t be a Hilfiger collection without an American sportswear twist added to island style, which was achieved by sending forth silk varsity jackets, shirtdresses, and tank tops in a wide variety of vibrant colors and patterns. The designer further incorporated Caribbean elements by decorating each look with tropical accessories, like beaded necklaces with feathery tassels and Rasta bucket hats. Between striped technical-mesh cover-ups and crocheted bikinis, there were lots of vacation-worthy pieces in the collection, but most erred on the side of the youthful and flesh baring. Yet, as young as the presentation skewed, tropical day dresses and button-ups offered plenty of pretty for the more mature crowd, while suede, side-stitched track pants, track suits, and crocheted cardigans appealed to street style sensibilities. The vibrant nature of Tommy Hilfiger’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection is meant to appeal on a broad level, and it certainly feels like a festive way to dress for the season.
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