Have style, will travel: Tory Burch embraces inner wanderlust

Designer explores “beauty found in unexpected places” in carefree yet polished collection

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 17 September, 2015, 8:01pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 17 September, 2015, 8:01pm

Tory Burch is launching her highly anticipated Tory Sport line this week, so many editors were expecting sporty touches in her spring/summer 2016 collection show in New York. Instead the designer explored “beauty found in unexpected places” resulting in a carefree yet polished collection that paid homage to one of her favourite themes: wanderlust.

There was a tribal vibe in her opening looks which included lace and cotton tops with ethnic embroideries and wrap skirts with fringe and frayed edges. Her signature kaftans and jacquard coats were thrown over bikinis for a glamorous take on resort dressing.

For those planning to stay in the city for the summer  she also had plenty of options including cotton and linen pieces with graphic patterns, or airy knits paired with cropped linen trousers or wrap skirts. For the evening, she opted for understated burlap tunic embellished with a trim of crystals at the sides.

Burch has made a name for herself thanks to her innovative yet luxe textures and this time she played with super-light tweeds as well as iridescent yarns woven onto organza skirts and dresses for a summery look. The accessories, which included chunky oxidised jewellery and sculptural gold heels inspired by tree bark, are some of the best seen this week.