Tommy’s shows always transport us to a fantasy world, be it a Californian surfer’s paradise or the most hotiy toity of Hamptons luncheons. This season we journeyed to a snowscape high atop a mountain for a langlauf though sub-zero outdoorsy Americana. Taking pointers from hipster authenticity, this ski resort was more about lumberjack chic than anything remotely resembling trois valleys bling. Indeed if you ever wondered what the East London or East Village girl would like up the side of a mountain, Tommy’s got the answer for Autumn Winter 2014.
Stomping along to a soundtrack courtesy of Bon Iver and The Black Keys, models showcased a dizzying array of plaid with tartan patchwork dresses and shirts paired with matching flirty kilts and shearling lined booties. Hand knitted bobble hats, ponchos and mini sweater dresses added to the artisanal, homey feel alongside plaid blanket frocks which were a perfect foil to any snowstorm.
Denim - that most democratic and humble cloth – also dominated with patched boyfriend style jeans and boilersuits and denim style, shearling lined jackets looking particularly bankable.
On The Ski Edge At Tommy Hilfiger [Getty]
Also hot were orange faux fur lined parkas – a superb addition to any festival wardrobe – and woodsmen style outerwear in suede with leather pockets. Adding to the hip factor were multi-coloured socks (homemade in style) teamed with buckled slip ons complete with utilitarian white soles. Western details were added to shirtdresses with embroidered roses upping the femininity. Blanket tassels edged hemlines, patterned silk scarves were knotted at the neck and the ski hipster’s tote of choice, we were told, was a plaid rucksack. Obviously.