February 17, 2010 New York
Named Preppy With a Pop, the collection channeled a girl the show notes described as a young Katharine Hepburn, someone combining an East Coast pedigree with a touch of sass. It takes sass to wear your camel shawl-collared cardie over a skirt made of gray leather paillettes, or to pull on a pair of OTK duck boots. The collection ably ticked off Hilfiger's checklist of classics (the peacoat, the trench, the pencil skirt), but now they had a youthful little twist. Something entirely new? No, but a welcome and necessary refresh.
As Hilfiger explained before the show, the future of this partnership is uncertain. We'll take the present for now.