Stripes are back. Their rebirth was foretold seasons ago, and a collection based on them has been looming over the fashion world ever since Jean-Paul Gaultier created THAT Coca-cola can.
This spring / summer 2013 collection is simple clean, in shades of vintage-inspired colors and most of all, faithful to Tommy Hilfiger’s preppy obsession. Designed with consultant Simon Spurr and styled by Karl Templer, it however has the particularity of being covered with stripes, from look 1 to 39. Thin, large, horizontal, vertical, diagonal, Breton, Racing, Nautical, Regimental… Far apart or close together, these stripes are as colored as they are numerous.
This was followed by knitwear pieces, starring some all-American colors. Some trousers were made psychedelic, others plain and simple.
Formal is mostly based on white, complemented by accessories patterned with stripes of a wider persuasion. For good measure, some shoes are striped too.
Jackets are mostly single breasted, with a few zip ups, one double breasted and a trench coat.
Materials and fabric are fairly various, with some use of leather, but a lot of Hilfiger’s creation are made of cotton, thin enough to be versatile in spring and summer alike.
Bar a few intended eccentricities, the collection is highly wearable and promises to be sought-after. After many, many years at the top of the fashion world, Tommy Hilfiger has proven that you can’t just make stripes. You’ve got to earn them.
You can see all of the Tommy Hilfiger spring / summer 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree