Tommy, Tommy, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind! At least that’s what comes to mind upon seeing the latest in collections, the Tommy Hilfiger spring/summer 2016 ready-to-wear lineup that traipsed onto the catwalk during the New York Fashion Week. It was the island life that Hilfiger planned to capture and boy did he do a good job at it, bringing in the themes from the exclusive Caribbean island of Mustique, turning the show into a nostalgic experience for those, who have had the pleasure of enjoying the island’s beauty for themselves and creating a sense of awe among those who have yet to taste the forbidden fruits of the hidden paradise. Crochet bikinis appeared on stage and were most certainly reminiscent of all that the islands had to offer with sexy gang of Gigi and Bella Hadid, along with Hailey Baldwin and others skipping into the water for a rather interesting finale to the show.
While many focused on the clothing itself, the Tommy Hilfiger spring 2016 collection brought its focus on colorful and creative swimwear, though not without the accompaniment of youthful and rather upbeat vacation pieces that we can already imagine lining our luggage that will be taken with us on our next trip down to Portofino. Among the 60 pieces presented, there were more than enough pieces of inspiration to give us tropical island dreams for months on end, getting us through the colder days of winter with ease. Youthful and playful was the theme and the knit trend seems to continue with gusto, appearing on bucket hats (another must-have for the season to come, as it appears) in sunny colors, mesh vests and soccer tracksuits in an interesting burgundy suede.
Crochet is big now and we can certainly see why! With its airy appeal and gorgeous effects on the skin underneath, it brings grandmother’s renditions to mind while still maintaining its contemporary feel. The 1970s might have been so very last year but that does not mean that 2016 won’t be bringing in hints of those trends this year as well, something this collection has proven in abundance. Patchwork and billowing chiffon dresses aside, that crochet is all the 1970s bohemian you need this year.
While we certainly do have hints of the others, it is the bikinis that really get the blood boiling at the moment. We can’t be seen striding down the streets in a string bikini unless we’re beachside these days, but we can certainly put on any of these awesome dresses, or even decide to traipse about in a trademark orange and navy colored knit sweater with a monkey staring out the front. Nothing to see here folks, carry on! It’s fun, its happy and the Tommy Hilfiger spring 2016 collection is all the summery you really need! The knit sweater and crochet dresses will get you through the cooler spring days at least, before you can go frolic in the sun in a bikini that makes you feel like you are young, no matter what your real age may be.
Photos courtesy of Vogue