TOMMY HILFIGER'S JAMAICA TO DI WORLD

Tommy Hilfiger opened the proceedings at New York Fashion Week today with a show which took a sentimentalised view of Jamaica as a starting point. On a catwalk lined with sand and palm trees, the U.S. designer unveiled a collection which featured Rastafarian beanie hats and swimwear fashioned from crochet. Bomber jackets embroidered with what appeared to be tribal motifs borrowed from African culture also featured. Hilfiger, who has form for riffing on American classics to create his catwalk collections, also cited Mustique as a point of interest.