In collaboration with model and style icon Gigi Hadid, Tommy Hilfiger launched ‘see now, buy now’ collection at New York Fashion Week, which means items are readily available for purchase. Hilfiger added a street-wear inspired touch to his signature of nautical themed clothing for the very first time. In line with the nautical theme, the pieces largely consisted of navy blue, red and white with a touch of black and metallic gold. Building on the autumn/winter collection, Hilfiger added preppy logoed tracksuits, revealing the Hilfiger logo on the waistband, alongside various oversized pieces such as chunky knit jumpers, slouchy hoodies, basketball jerseys and silk bomber jackets.
Some of the pieces were extremely oversized and were worn as dresses and styled with sexy thigh-high socks and chunky buckle boots. These sporty pieces were teamed with high-waisted trousers with brass-button detail, bandana neck-scarves, military coats and long-line faux-fur coats to give the collection a “nautical meets street” feel, as Hilfiger intended. Hadid herself opened up the show wearing tight leather trousers, a navy and white military jacket with button detail, chunky buckle boots and a bandana neck-scarf. The styling of this collection will certainly give tomboys new ideas on how to style such sporty pieces.
This season Fashion Thirst takes a look at the latest designers to present their new collections at New York Fashion Week. Highly anticipated Tom Ford was one of the big names to present earlier this week.
The collection its self carried a strong autumn pallet with berry reds, grey tones and geometric patchworks, whilst the use of short fur, and detachable leather accessories demonstrated a vintage feel.
A glitz and glam streak was added to the collection with backless statement dresses, heavily encrusted with sequins, high standing collars and elegantly flowing bishop sleeves.
Tom Fords Fashion Show was presented in the prestige location of Four Seasons restaurant with big celebrity attendees such as Alicia Key’s, Liya Kebede and Naomi Campbell. Fords newest collection bounced with sophistications with models such as Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Lucky Blue Smith and Miles McMillan walking for Ford this season.
Rohmir’s Vienne Imperiale collection was said to be a celebration of the opera glamour of the eternal imperial style of the beautiful city. Rohmir are known for their collections being a plethora of feminine, eloquent dresses and tailored suits. Vienne Imperiale, lived up to its upper class name with an opulent line up that made expert use of texture and varied fabrics. Which is no surprise, considering that founder and designer Olga Roh hails from Russian nobility. Both a former model and academic, with a PhD from the University of Bern, she has brains as well as beauty, combining a love of glamour with an acute business sense.
Italian influences are a key and running concept throughout this collection. The colour palette used this season, was as regal as the silhouettes, emerald greens, ruby reds, black and gold. By using the softest faux fur, lace and velvet detailed with statement brooches and bold necklaces. Dresses appeared in elegant oxblood and bottle green but it was shades of black with regal gold detail that dominated. Lace trousers matched with sheer and gold tipped velvet capes delivered the drama, European style.
The models hair was plaited then pinned into a traditional style, embellished with pearls, then intricately twisted into a regal up-do, again highlighting the almost princess-esque nature of the collection and the plait adorned their heads almost like a tiara, while the make-up was kept rather neutral, with bold brows with a pink stained lip and dark, smoky eyes and false lashes. The epitome of Italian glamour.
Backstage ahead of the show, the buzz was euphoric, there’s so much stigma with models looking moody and being underweight, but these models were smiling, laughing and joking, it was a delightful atmosphere to be a part of, and they all looked truly radiant and of a healthy weight.
Olga herself was beaming and so full of energy and very down to earth, even seemingly looking very relaxed. The catwalk was flawless and the pieces dripped elegance and sophistication. The live opera performance added an air of emotive grace to the show, and Olga’s daughter closed the show alongside the Opera, which received a well-deserved standing ovation for the collection and the performance alike.
The show entitled ‘Vienne Imperiale’ boasted ideas of grandeur from the outset and it was safe to say, that the show did not disappoint. The slow and sultry affair was as grand and as exquisite as promised from the title. Models slowly glided down the catwalk, rather than walk, to the soothing rhythm of the orchestral music and live opera singer. This is Vienna no compromises made.