February 05, 2000
"High-octane Ivy League" is how Tommy Hilfiger described his coed collegiate collection, which revolved around sporty, All-American preppy looks. Houndstooth and Donegal tweed suits were worn with light turtleneck sweaters; A-line skirts were finely tailored, light and feminine. Scottish tartans in green, navy, red and white dominated the runway, showing up in the lining of classic coats, on easy-fitting pants and shirts (often made up of mismatched panels) and even on a handcrafted leather and suede skirt. Shrunken jackets in metallic leather, calf-hair dresses and suede pants covered with leather appliqués that created a tiger print added a fun and whimsical touch to the presentation.