There was an almost androgynous quality to Tommy Hilfiger's fall collection, with its strong focus on menswear-inspired women's wear. The first three looks featured gray wool herringbone (in a traditional double-breasted suit, a "new-shape" sleeveless suit, and a double-breasted overcoat, each look softened with heringbone print silk blouses).
Outerwear must-haves include the gray three-quarter length leather vest, a shiny navy rubber trench and a plush knit poncho toggle-clasped in back. Add to that a silk shirtwaist dress or two, a pair of navy and burgundy vertically striped tights, and those smart high-heeled loafers and you've got a new preppy look here, redefined.
Hilfiger, who collaborated with designer Peter Som on this line, says in his program notes that he hoped to capture "the nonchalant style of a 1970s rock star's girlfiriend.... Whether she's the subject of lyrics--or writing them herself--unstudied sexiness is her trademark." Bianca Jagger, this one's for you.