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Tommy Hilfiger SS16 backstage
Frederikke Sofie (DNA) backstage at Tommy Hilfiger SS16Photography Paolo Musa

Tommy Hilfiger traded in the runway for a pool

‘It’s all about island life’: for SS16 the designer channels British tourists visiting the Carribean in the 70s

Last season Tommy Hilfiger took us to an American football pitch, this season he whisked us off to an island in the Carribean. The designer’s model line-up – which included Instagram It-girl Gigi Hadid and Dazed cover star Lineisy Montero – walked down a boardwalk runway that lined a faux-ocean-come-enlarged-paddling-pool, before splashing around in said pool during the finale. 

“It's all about island life,” said Hilfiger. “With young people hiking and in the water and just having a good time.” The collection drew reference from the style of British tourist visiting the Carribean in the 1970s – notice the jacquard suiting and crochet hats. But there was also a reference to Rastafarianism too – in the red, yellow and green of the netted mesh vests, maxi dresses and bucket hats. 

Watch the Tommy Hilfiger SS16 show below:

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