NEW YORK (AP) - Tommy Hilfiger was there on the runway at the end of his New York Fashion Week show Monday, but his mind was clearly on the beach.

NEW YORK (AP) Tommy Hilfiger was there on the runway at the end of his New York Fashion Week show Monday, but his mind was clearly on the beach.

He filled a hangarlike venue on Manhattan's West Side with sand and built his own boardwalk. It put the crowd in the right frame of mind to see a spring collection full of surf-inspired styles.

"It's really from the inspiration of Melrose to Malibu, and we brought Malibu to New York," Hilfiger said in a backstage interview. "It's about surfing and skating, sporty lifestyles, about color and the modern cool woman."

There were colorblocked neoprene pieces one of the biggest trends emerging from these seasonal previews shown alongside denim and olive surplus styles, including a cute romper emblazoned with the model's name as if she were an old-school gas jockey.

Top model Joan Smalls had on a leather basketball jersey (No. 1, of course) paired with denim track pants.

For something a little more refined, Hilfiger offered a salmon-and-sand leather polo dress and a similar silhouette in a Hawaiian print.

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