Tommy Hilfiger eschewed his usual show space at Lincoln Center for something a little more adaptable for spring 2014--specifically the enormous Pier 94.
And despite the fact that a huge westside highway traffic jam made getting there a bit of a challenge (let's just say I got out of the cab before it could pull over and then narrowly escaped death), we're glad he did, as he made good use of the versatile venue by basically turning it into Malibu Beach.
If you closed your eyes and wished for a dream fashion show, that's what Tommy Hilfiger's women's fall/winter collection was: a hushed fairyland of imported gray gravel, autumn ripe trees and a confidence you could feel upon entering the Park Avenue Armory.
It wasn't only the sumptuous offerings for fall—precise military detailing, lush textures and literal equestrian accents in rich navy, caramel and the season's most-pervasive hue, burgundy—it was the tasteful spectacle that was so moving. From the cavernous space to the soundtrack (Lana Del Rey and The Beatles for Hilfiger's bow), the presentation felt like a veteran designer's willing acquiescence to a new guard.