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Tommy Hilfiger layers on Americana

A model displays a fashion during the Tommy

A model displays a fashion during the Tommy Hilfiger show during the Fall 2010 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York on February 18, 2010. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty/TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Hilfiger didn’t disappoint, stoked with a spot-on Americana vibe he's famed for. The collection relied on casual sportswear with clean lines and a polished collegiate look. A host of neutrals balanced pops of color: tomato red, forest green, Prussian blue. To spiff up a cut-off gray sweatshirt, he did it in cashmere. A red, ribbed Henley was a sporty, surprising complement to a flowing tulle skirt. And a zoomed-in plaid on a mohair stadium coat felt fresh. He took risks, too, unveiling sleeveless trenches, blazers and a pea coat, emphasizing that these are clothes to layer. And layer. — Joseph V. Amodio

PHOTOS: Looks from Tommy Hilfiger's Fall 2010 collection at Fashion Week

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