Fashion never sleeps, and so while the autumn/winter 2016 menswear runway collections have finished in Europe, they continued over the weekend in New York City, ahead of the womenswear shows set to begin later this week. But rather than presenting a collection of new items, iconic American designer Tommy Hilfiger asked himself the question, ‘What is an icon?’ His presentation, showcased at Cedar Lake in Manhattan, came in the form of Hilfiger Edition, a curated collection of cult menswear classics, drawn from both the designer’s archive and the history of men’s dress more broadly, and updated for today’s modern wearer.
This included, for example, oversized military-style wool coats and thick cable knit fisherman sweaters, slim-cut wool suits and flared trousers. “We looked at each garment from every angle, giving a sense of newness without ever losing sight of what made them special in the first place,” said Hilfiger. “[This] collection celebrates the best of American menswear, revisited with a sporty, luxe twist. We’re embracing a new appreciation for authenticity in men’s fashion – it’s about ordinary, everyday essentials re-done in an elevated way.”
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