MILAN — One can simply marvel at what future generations will make of their forebears undying devotion to the internal combustion engine against a backdrop of rising planetary temperatures and sea levels. Increasing carbon emissions are a threat to all life on earth, true, but for at least one night, Sunday to be precise, such discussion was tabled. What took its place was the Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2018 runway show christened Tommy Drive. As the name suggests, cars were central to the ever gratifying see-now-buy-now collection, but not just any cars, Formula One race cars by Mercedes-AMG, an official partner of Tommy Hilfiger. Last season in London, Tommy’s collection theme riffed on British rock, but Sunday it was all about elite motorsport in the Italian fashion capital and why not?! These here parts are home to the Grand Prix at Monza after all. There is only so much time we have on this planet of ours, it might as well be spent behind the wheel racing toward the chequered flag or oblivion, whichever comes first. Walking from across the Next global network were eight models including Eniola Abioro, Grace Elizabeth, Oumie Jammeh, Marjan Jonkman, Eli Epperson, Callum Stoddart, Hiandra Martinez, and Nandy Nicodème. Next and last stop: Paris.

Credits include: Client, Tommy Hilfiger; Collection, Women’s and Men’s Ready-To-Wear Spring 2018; Creative design, Tommy Hilfiger; Styling, Natalie Tauger; Hair, Eugene Souleiman; Makeup; Mark Carrasquillo; Casting, Michelle Lee; Video, Damien Neva at Next Management.