Tommy Hilfiger took the final bow of New York fashion week last night as the last show on the schedule.
But he also waved goodbye to its eponymous venue, Bryant Park, on behalf of all the designers who have shown there in its 18 year history.
"It's bittersweet" said Hilfiger, "but it's onward and upward to Lincoln Center", New York fashion week's new home from September.
Any mention of this nostalgia being the cause of Hilfiger's preppy, collegiate collection however should be dismissed. Tommy Hilfiger has always peddled the American dream as his influence and Autumn Winter 2010 is no different.
This season sees East Coast classics like shawl cardies and cut-off sweat tops meet West Coast originality from sleeveless trench coats and shrunken jackets. "Buckled kilt skirts, cable knits and camel or plaid coats in bottle green, khaki and navy are the order of the day" said ELLE's Fashion Director Anne-Marie Curtis, "with cute thigh-high laced hiking boots adding a dose of uptown sass. It oozed easy, wearable luxe".
Hilfiger's brand of Americana has been as constant through the years as the event's Bryant Park location. But with the announcement of Peter Som now consulting on the line, as well as the new venue, Tommy Hilfiger is ringing in the changes and embracing the future just fine. This was one of his strongest seasons.