February 09, 2012 New York
True, you need a pretty brazen sense of humor to pull off the waggish Prince of Egypt pattern here, which was taken from a vintage blouse of Hilfiger's. Additionally, there was an allover twenties floral, often accented with delicate pastel lace, that was cleverly camouflaged against the presentation's backdrop. Loeffler Randall sampled this wallpaper motif on funky mirrored platforms created especially for the collection. Now just three seasons old, NAHM already has a strong, intuitive sense of identity that should pay off going forward. It's difficult to get psyched about a new shipment of shirtdresses every few months, but Hilfiger and Manivong have found a way to keep us guessing what's next.