Brimming with leather, plaid, suede, and jewel tones, Town and Country was an apt title for Tommy Hilfiger’s Fall 2012 collection.
Staying true to Hilfiger’s aesthetic, the collection had an over-arching preppy-ness to it, but silhouettes were distinctly military-inspired with rows of buttons down outerwear, tailored separates and coats, and cinched waists. With riding pants and hunting jackets, however, there was also a running equestrian theme pervading the collection — including the accessories (think riding hats and boots) and via a handful of prints.
Knits stood out as the collection’s strongest point, most notably a dark mustard cable-knit sweater and an olive green one, each with shoulder-area contrasting suede patches. Also worth singling out were the equestrian themed silk cable-knit print dresses. I can already see jet-setting types wearing them at The Hampton Classic come summer.