Tommy Hilfiger Spring Summer 2012 collection – modern fashion inspiration… And something American for a change…
Often I stumble across images of collections which I’ve stored in my blogging folder and then forgotten about and so they don’t see the light of day/blog. And because for the last few weeks I have been banging on about all things British and we are now into Autumn Winter 2012 collections, this one fell into that category… For a start it’s American and it exudes all of that preppy-happy minimalism that is the hallmark of their design houses… But then I cam across this post (see below) by my favourite American street style blogger (do I need to mention the word sartorialist?) and well, it echoed perfectly the same thoughts that I have been having about style and fashion when I reflect on collections that I love. And in a similar sort of way the documentary on another famous American street style photographer, Bill Cunningham, said the same thing of fashion – namely: good fashion is timeless.
It is a constant wonder and pleasure to me that some looks: hold for all time, are certainly of their time but somehow inspire for all time too..
So I decided, Now was definitely appropriate to reflect on some of the American collections that have inspired me of late and perhaps it’s not so terrible that they are already a season behind which in today’s millisecond fashion industry often seems like an eternity…
I loved this Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2012 collection because it is such a complete departure from my own usual style and preferences… This is good: inspiration should stretch you in ways that are not usual… It’s amorphous and billowy which is something I always struggle to pull off and it’s full of that wonderful playful colour-blocking trend which is something else I never quite get right. It’s crisp. It’s uncomplicated. And for f*$#@ sake it causes me to stand back and re-evaluate my position on camo prints. That is something. Truly. Camo and I, we don’t bed well. I HATE CAMO, but I love these prints somehow. Why?
In fact when I was drafting this post I jotted down the following notes: colour and brightness and happy. And it is exactly that, it’s a lot of what is quintessentially yank in a bold and vibrant spirit. I heart the playful jumpsuits, the shirtdresses and the gorgeous leather shoes and clutches. And something keeps whispering 1920s flapperesque vibe in my ear??? I’m not sure why, maybe in my head I’m thinking that this would be the sort of look favoured by a 21st century hamptons-great-gatsby crew??? I only know I do HEART it and I will refer back to it in years to come.
All images courtesy of Fashion Inquisitive.
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