Last season it was all about town and country at tommy hilfiger this season we took a fab trip to the beach! The collection was of course preppy,fun,wearable and had a relaxed summer look ,are chic hampton beach wear for summer i think it sorted. But really it was everything red,white and blue this collection was pure american optimism! Was it the patriotic Olympic team U.S.A spirt that inspired tommy or was it this presidential election year or did tommy just have a fun 4th of july??? What ever it was it was USA A OK!!! Everything was red,white and blue it was like we were at tommy's 4th of july party! For such an american brand as tommy's to push this american optimist image worldwide is really fab and defines him globally as the preppy american sportswear king! Perfect beach bikinis,fab pj looks, cool preppy knits,cute relaxed shirt dresses and fab flowing maxis tommy has got a fab preppy summer wardrobe sorted!
Really cant believe im actually saying that it is just a day and several hours until a month of fashion kicks of in new york! Even though its just a day to wait I cant help butting seeing as many previews as i can be it mood boards or simple designer sketches. it always feels like ripping a little hole and taking a little peek at your much anticipated christmas gift! Its all part of the pre fashion season buzz! I have a few previews that I discovered collectively from a few sites that will get your pre fashion week fever sky rocketing! 

Stella dresses for gold!

Stella McCartney unveiled her Adidas Team GB kit for the London 2012 Olympics this morning in a show at the Tower of London.The collection was modelled by over 30 athletes - from basketball players and footballers to swimmers and paralympic sprinters. McCartney - who was there in person to present the kit - took her inspiration from the Union Jack flag, which adorned each look. Sequinned variations covered leotards, while printed versions came on T-shirts and jackets. 
"The first place to start on a project like this is to look at the Union Jack flag," said McCartney

National recovery

Karl Lagerfeld was in Japan last night - launching Chanel's new book The Little Black Jacket, and showing the label's aeroplane-inspired spring/summer 2012 Haute Couture collection for the second time - and the controversial designer insists that the country's recovery from last year's devastating earthquake is evident in the population's waistlines.
"It's changed a lot but it's changed for the better I think," Lagerfeld said of Japan. "I noticed that people became bigger than before because now they eat more cake and sweets and things like this that they didn't do in the past. There's a real change in the look of the Japanese people. Normally, before, they were all tiny. It's the kind of beauty you get from junk food."

The mouret dress

Roland Mouret has unveiled a limited-edition range of nine dresses to be sold exclusively at Harrods. The offering embraces the season's brightest hues - "I really wanted to use bold colours for the perfect summer time afternoon tea party by the sea," he says - and it seems Mouret is keen to throw the net wide when it comes to his customer.

Sarah Approves                      

Sarah Jessica Parker has written to AnnaSophia Robb - the young actress who will play her most famous character Carrie Bradshaw in The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to the Sex And The Cityfranchise, set to be released later this year.
"She sent me a letter! I wrote her one back, too," Robb told Us Weekly  earlier this week. "She was just very encouraging about it all. It was really cool!"
Robb was pictured on set yesterday for the first time since being revealed as the new Carrie, filming with fellow actresses Ellen Wong, who plays Carrie's best friend Jill 'The Mouse' Thompson; and Stefania Owen, who plays Carrie's rebellious younger sister Dorrit.

Apparel idol

Following the announcement that US talent showAmerican Idol has enlisted Tommy Hilfiger as its "image adviser", the show will launch a clothing line with retail giant Kohl's. 
The collection will be designed and produced by an offshoot of LF USA - a global leader in the production of consumer goods - called MESH, which was co-founded by Tommy Hilfiger. The company is also behind the clothing lines associated with American Idol judges Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler.

Call it the Downton Abbey effect, but a whiff of Edwardian tweedy country elegance hung in the air this season it was old manor house meets the stylish 21st century girl we saw at a few collections this season. Think english countryside with period element!!!
note the tweed farmers hat and country jacket also the shoes are very english country!!!
Tommy Hilfiger captured this trend with the country equestrianism looks and tadashi was more a literal downton abbey collection
Ralph lauren and burberry captured this trend in the best way this season. Ralph showed a very literal downton and fabulous collection and burberry showed the more modern advanced collection for this trend. So think country tweeds,equestrian boots,edwardian gowns for evening,winter knits,plaid and a little bit of drama and costume for example top hat and kane or farmers tweed hat can really make this look prefect for the downton abbey effect trend here are some more examples enjoy!!!
Announced tonight at Diane von Furstenberg’s studio, the nominees and honorees of the 2012 Council of Fashion Designers Awards ceremony, which will be held June 4 at Alice Tully Hall in New York and emceed by Seth Meyers.

Womenswear Designer of the Year:
Marc Jacobs
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen of The Row

Accessory Designer of the Year:

Reed Krakoff
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez of Proenza Schouler
Alexander Wang

Menswear Designer of the Year:
Simon Spurr
Patrik Ervell
Billy Reid

Swarovski Award for Womenswear:

Joseph Altuzarra
Christopher Peters and Shane Gabier of Creatures of the Wind
Max Osterweis and Erin Beatty of Suno

Swarovski Award for Accessory Design:
Pamela Love
Tabitha Simmons
Irene Neuwirth

Swarovski Award for Menswear: 
Antonio Azzuolo of A.A. Antonio Azzuolo
Todd Snyder
Phillip Lim
 of 3.1 Phillip Lim

Media Award: 
Garance Doré
Scott Schuman

International Award: 
Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons
Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award: 
Tommy Hilfiger

Fashion Icon Award:
Johnny Depp

Founders Award:
Andrew Rosen

The theme of tommy hilfigers fall collection was town and country. the collection opened with several 70s town looks coats and leather, suede dress the collection progressed into preppy country looks with a very english equestrian theme!!! "Taking preppy to the next level" were the words tommy used he also said "my women's wear is all about the sporting life". The collection had a late 70 and 60s vibe shown in the silhouettes and prints. the accessories were leather boots equestrian hats and leather bags and gloves. You may not be riding or hunting in the english country this fall but tommy showed great pieces you can incorporate into your fall wardrobe i know i will!!