– By Rebecca Prusinowski –
Go big or go home. That seemed to be the sentiment at Tommy Hilfiger’s Spring 2013 show. The iconic American designer swung for the fences with a collection exploding with red white and blue like fireworks on the Fourth of July. He used the patriotic palette on everything from tent dresses and pant suits to swimwear and casual knits, specifically in the form of stripes: thick stripes, thin stripes, stripes along the periphery of collegiate-style sweater dresses and so forth. It was heavy-handed but a whole lot of nautical fun.
Some of our favorite looks arrived at the start of the show: pajama pant suits and silky zig zag dresses with extremely flattering cuts. We also loved the halter-style one-piece swimsuits. A little sporty, a lot chic, they’re the sort of bathers you’d toss in an oversize raffia bag for a weekend in the Hamptons. They’ll look good lounging my the pool, or under Tommy’s easy breezy spring separates when getting out of the ocean and back onto the boat.
Rebecca Prusinowski is an Independent Editorial Director and Consultant based in New York. She works in media and fashion with a simple mission to share what’s beautiful in this world. She has partnered with The New York Times, PAPER Magazine, Reuters, and many popular e-commerce businesses and lifestyle websites. Discover her work at rebeccaprus.com, see her blog for style and visual inspiration, join her on twitter @RebeccaPrus for news and adventures.
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