TOMMY HILFIGER: AWAY ON VACATION, PART TWO
The collection: On a considerably lower note than the womenswear spring/summer 2016 collection — an islandic affair that brought the Carribeans to New York City — it looked like Tommy Hilfiger went on vacation again. Drawing on the Rasta shades that proliferated the ready-to-wear boardwalk runway, Hilfiger married the theme with his FW16 mainstay: Stripes in all sizes. Our favourite looks? Look 1: The relaxed, striped suit that save for the fabric, veers on pyjama tailoring; look 4: The micro-striped shirt with a knit striped placket resembling a sock tie; and look 10: A fine blend of the collection's dual dress code — urbanite on adventure meets laidback prep.
Buro loves: That the designer is branching out and introducing new silhouettes to the Hilfiger man. Namely, the flare: Slim on the upper and ending with a full break — right on the nose of menswear's infatuation with retro mania, a desire rekindled by Alessandro Michele.
Try this now: Not a fan of the puffer jacket? Spruce it up with a sports jacket layered over but leave a sliver exposed — it's all about the layering (look 15).
MICHAEL KORS: APRÈS SKI
The collection: It's another urban athletic offering for fall/winter 2016 from the American designer. Performance was the running thread through the collection with a selection of outerwear made to beat even the most challenging weather conditions. Puffer jackets were some of the highlights especially when designed to be wind and waterproof. But the true star of the collection was look 17: A slick head-to-toe puffer ensemble — we never thought that not looking like the Michelin man would even be possible. This is one get-up that's city to slopes worthy.
Something you might not know: Expressing his love for fur this season, Michael Kors presented a double breasted full rabbit fur coat (look 3) that's every bit desirable as it is soft to touch. Downplaying its luxe factor, the look was paired with slim-legged cargo trousers and rugged hiking boots. Other furry cover-ups to take note of is the teddy shearling coat (look 1) paired with slick plaid pants. We'll take both please.
Something you might have missed: The collection boasts hybrid designs such as the cable knit hooded sweater (look 2), camel peacoat with a detachable fur hood (a cross between a coat and parka) and those drawstring tailored trousers that will take you from the office to the ski slopes in one swift move.
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