Mustique chic hits NY runway

Mustique chic hits NY runway

21 September 2015 by Daily Telegraph

‘Sun-kissed Hilfiger offers Caribbean chic at Spring/Summer 2016 show”…..

Mustique, Tommy-style, saw guests taking their folding wooden seats on a sand-strewn floor, ogling the giant swimming pool circled by a boardwalk catwalk as they went, and taking in the palm trees, a Bob Marley soundtrack and a Tiki bar (furnished with a chess set, for models seeking diversion).

Sun-kissed model after sun-kissed model, streaming down the planks with salty hair and wearing looks that Hilfiger described as “a fun tribute to the islands where I holiday every year: Mustique, where we have a house; St Bart’s; Jamaica”.

Tropical print pyjama suits, stripy leather mini dresses, crochet string tops worn with faded baggy jeans, and patchwork circle skirts jostled for attention with updated Hilfiger preppy classics: a cricket jumper featured crochet embroidery, an Oxford shirt-dress was trimmed with flowers and lace.

The hits were easy to spot, and in some cases, anticipated: a pink silk-blend bomber embroidered with “Mustique” and embellished with hibiscus flowers was available to purchase immediately after the show on Hilfiger’s website. Equally covetable were the billowing maxi dresses that closed the show

As the models stormed the water in the finale, tossing their beachy manes, looking for all the world like they were on a particularly Instagram-friendly holiday, the audience tried to bury their envy.

What with New York’s broiling temperatures this week, there must have been more than one journalist present who fancied a dip.

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