She’s come a long way, baby. I just love this collection, which is Tory Burch’s best to date. It seems as though she took a big step back and reevaluated who she is, not just as a designer but as a woman. Enter a great sense of camaraderie and giving. With her foundation’s Tie-Dye Project, Tory brought women together (specifically, artisans from the Kindia region of Guinea) to celebrate and love. This was the spirit of the collection, which brought a greater meaning to the clothes, endlessly enchanting.
Genuine, vibrant, and passionate, mixed wheat prints took on a life of their own, as lively fringe and tassel details made for a real sense of exoticism. It is as if Tory explored the world, and came back inspired by a plethora of experience. Yes, this collection reflects a world-traveler, but on the practical side, it’s wearable, too. For every woman, these are pieces you want to wear, fun and full of adventure.
Whether the embroidered and beaded plaid tunic, worn over an accented skirt by Joan Smalls or the wax-printed, hand-dyed Bazin dress, comfortably carried by Liu Wien, the mood was organic and optimistic. Other standouts: dresses of beaded crepe, another of red-floral appliqué tulle, the paillette sweater, and everything honeycomb eyelet. The super-amazing moccasins were the cherries on top. Not only do they conjure images of maximum movement and adventure, the beaded slippers looked insanely cute paired with the dresses. Usually fussy bits, like embroidery and eyelet, somehow manage to have some strength to them in Tory’s hands. This girl may love a pretty print or fabric, but there’s nothing wimpy about her. She loves her sisters all over the world, and she’s ready to conquer it on with them!