Tuesday, September 9, 2014

this isn't tomorrow #282

Guardian on Hilfiger's retro-60s collection

headline: "Tommy Hilfiger lends modern touch to 60s vibe at New York fashion week"

dek:  "It was all flower children, Sgt Peppers and Woodstock at Tommy Hilfiger’s summer collection – and he’s still ahead of the curve"
morsels d'feature:
"right now there is no more aspirational summer lifestyle than to hang out at a music festivals, looking cool"
"the scene for the show was a music festival in the late 1960s, the time when 63-year-old Hilfiger launched his first fashion label. The Hilfiger name was spelled out in lurid floral arrangements borrowed from the Sgt Pepper album cover, while Jimi Hendrix’s Crosstown Traffic opened the show. The theme extended even to the casting: first onto the catwalk was Georgia May Jagger, the model daughter of Mick."
"The literal-mindedness of the clothes on the catwalk – drummer boy jackets, flares, lurex scarves, tunics, peaked caps and guitars – became tiresome. But...  there were smart modern touches within the retro mood: flat-collared bomber jackets, a style seen at Louis Vuitton on last season’s catwalks and gathering momentum this season, were shown alongside shorts and ankle boots which referenced the leggy style of the Coachella-to-Glastonbury with-the-band fashionistas."

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