Runway Report: Tommy Hilfiger

Tommy Hilfiger is longing for that Best Coast bounce, taking inspiration from the sunshine state's scuba, skate, and surf cultures.

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Sun, sand and Tommy Hilfiger's spring 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week.
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What's that song lyric? "We have more bounce in California than all your states combined?" If his spring collection is any indication, Tommy Hilfiger is longing for that Best Coast bounce, finding inspiration in the sunshine state's scuba, skate, and surf cultures.
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Hilfiger transformed the Pier 94 space into a beach scene, complete with boardwalk and sprays of grass. The sandy backdrop was the perfect compliment to his sporty basketball tank dresses.
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It wouldn't be a Hilfiger collection without a few pops of prep. For a fresh take on a classic polo dress, the designer worked with sculptural neoprene and added cool color-blocked shoulders and zippered pockets.
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These color-blocked scuba trousers looked like they walked straight off the pier, and were unzipped halfway to reveal a bright red lining.
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If you don't plan on bumming around the beach all season long, work-ready staples like this cool geometric dress with a high smocked collar are sure to have hanger appeal.
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For a fashion-forward take on an unsung hero of California surf culture, Hilfiger cut a colorful fleece hoodie in a short, boxy shape with voluminous sleeves.
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This cool woven tunic with a green and nude stripe detail has us longing for spring already.
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Is that a "Member's Only" jacket? Technically no, but Hilfiger wmay have been inspired by vintage old school staples.
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Mismatched details, like the colorful edge of a swimsuit peeking out beneath a breezy woven tunic, gave the collection an authentic, "California-grown" appeal.
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We were especially taken by Hilfiger's hybrid bowling-cum-Hawaiian shirts, which were teamed up with slouchy boyfriend chinos and turquoise sneaks.
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