Catwalk

Tommy Hilfiger

The theme of the show echoed this: an idea of nautical journeys, idealised of course but no less convincing. In fact this was the most impressive Hilfiger show for some seasons.

Stripes were the thing – worked in a kind of rope print in navy, red and white. There were silk shirtdresses in all-over pattern and slouchy canvas pants with side detailing but the key pieces were leather: a Breton top and zip-up hooded jacket in thin navy stripes or a T-shirt dress with broad bands decorating it from neck to knee.

Also worthy of note was the distressed denim – starting to look like a trend, even this early in the season - in patchwork boy shorts and tattered boyfriend jeans, always teamed with silk shirts and blazers.

Though it’s a wardrobe for the off-duty Hampton dweller – not many of us, let’s face it – Hilfiger made an evocative, seductive statement. It’s easy to be swept away.

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