We Want to Do More Than Après-Ski With Tommy Hilfiger
It snowed in New York just the day before, but still, Tommy Hilfiger added insult to injury when he shipped truckloads of artificial snow into the Park Avenue Armory to create a makeshift ski resort for his Autumn/Winter 2014 show. All was forgiven, however, as soon as the models hit the powder. To a killer soundtrack (Bob Dylan, The Black Keys, and Smashing Pumpkins had heads bobbing in the stands), they channelled "punk ski bunny" perfectly with navy striped shirts under matching bomber jackets, bare legs, and shearling wedges. We particularly loved the last two looks, checked mohair blanket dresses that looked just like the oversize tartan throws you'd want to cuddle up with fireside. Of course, Tommy added utility to his pieces — wide-banded goggles, bungee-cord button holes and drawstrings, and polished speedlock hooks — that made us wonder if they might actually be useful for not just après-ski but also for a serious day at the slopes.