Welcome to paradise. This season Tommy Hilfiger journeys to the Caribbean where happy colors and madcap pattern play meet heritage with a twist. It’s a joyous romp through the turquoise waters of Jamaica and a peaceful stroll on the powdery sand beaches of Mustique that have played host to rock stars, royalty, and the next generation of Hilfigers. There are no rules, so sit back and relax — this is Spring 2016.
The collection pays homage to the ease of island life, where classic silhouettes are invigorated through an eclectic filter. Billowing dresses sport lush flora and fauna patterns inspired by the renowned textile artist Josef Frank, while tropical hued patchwork and vibrant stripes energize sundresses and separates. Denim jackets and chinos are faded for a loved effect and accented with beaded tapes and whipstitched borders. The traditional cricket sweater is reinvented in homespun crochet, polos are done in netted mesh, and oxford shirts are personalized with embroidered eyelet. These sorts of handcrafted details can be found at every turn, including on the roomy beach totes, sneaker mules and layered espadrilles.
There are also nods to the eccentric holiday style of eminent Brits who frequented the islands in the early ‘70s. Jacquard suiting is woven with metallic threads designed to catch the light, and silk caftans have a decadent sense of ease. The sun-kissed lineup speaks to new generations of globetrotters who top their looks off with whimsical crochet hats and beaded jewelry.
It’s all about wanderlust this season, eschewing the hustle of city life and savoring the freedom of individual style — so soak up the good vibes and let’s go.