New York Fashion Week: Tommy Hilfiger"s patriotic show dominated by red, white and blue stripes

Red, white and blue stripes dominate patriotic Tommy Hilfiger's New York Fashion Week show

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14:05 GMT, 10 September 2012

Tommy Hilfiger cited the 'American Voyage' as the theme of his New York Fashion Week show which revealed his sporty spring/summer 13 collection.

The designer said he wanted to channel U.S. style icons Lauren Hutton and Jackie O in his new range.

He also took inspiration from his country's flag with red, white a blue stripes a key trend in his designs.

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Patriotic: Red, white and blue stripes were a key theme in Tommy Hilfiger's spring collection

Patriotic: Red, white and blue stripes were a key theme in Tommy Hilfiger's spring collection

Patriotic: Red, white and blue stripes were a key theme in Tommy Hilfiger's spring collection

All American: Hilfiger said American Voyage was the theme of his show

All American: Hilfiger said American Voyage was the theme of his show

All American: Hilfiger said American Voyage was the theme of his show

In line: Hilfiger extended the theme to completely stripey suits over a stripey vest top

In line: Hilfiger extended the theme to completely stripey suits over a stripey vest top

In line: Hilfiger extended the theme to completely stripey suits over a stripey vest top

Stripey suits, dresses and swimwear were all heavily featured on the runway of his show with some geometric patterns also on show.

The designer showcased a preppy look with blazers, polo shirt dresses and shorts all part of his new range for women.

He extended the sporty look to his cable knits with cricket-style jumpers.

Preppy: The collection included blazers, shorts and polo shirts

Preppy: The collection included blazers, shorts and polo shirts

Preppy: The collection included blazers, shorts and polo shirts

Dive in: Stripes and geometric patterns featured in the swimwear

Dive in: Stripes and geometric patterns featured in the swimwear

Dive in: Stripes and geometric patterns featured in the swimwear

Dive in: Stripes and geometric patterns featured in the swimwear

The athletic theme was emphasised by the guests on the front row, including Olympians Allyson Felix and Sanya Richards-Ross.

Olympic champion Richards-Ross met
the designer backstage to show him the two gold medals she won at London
2012 over 400m in the individual and relay events.

She was in line with his trend by wearing black and white striped trousers, a hat and navy blazer.

Bowled over: An English element crept in with these cricket style cable knits

Bowled over: An English element crept in with these cricket style cable knits

Bowled over: An English element crept in with these cricket style cable knits

Line up: Red, white and blue stripes were dominant in the show

Line up: Red, white and blue stripes were dominant in the show

Golden girl: Olympic medallist Sanya Richards-Ross met Hilfiger before taking her place on the front row of the show

Golden girl: Olympic medallist Sanya Richards-Ross met Hilfiger before taking her place on the front row of the show

Curtain call: Hilfiger took to the runway at the end of the show to lap up the applause

Curtain call: Hilfiger took to the runway at the end of the show to lap up the applause

Hilfiger revealed that he thinks stripes will be popular with men as well as women next year.

'We think that stripes are really going to be the rule of the spring/summer for men,' he said.

This was evidenced in his range for men which was unveiled on Saturday and included striped
blazers and suits in his signature red, white and blue adorned with college emblems and gold insignia buttons.

Men's range: Stripes were again popular in Hilfiger's preppy college look for men

Men's range: Stripes were again popular in Hilfiger's preppy college look for men

Men's range: Stripes were again popular in Hilfiger's preppy college look for men

Men's range: Stripes were again popular in Hilfiger's preppy college look for men

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