It was her parents’ annual summer travels by cruise from Italy and Greece to Morocco and Spain that inspired Tory Burch for her latest runway fashion collection. The wanderlust vibe that ensued came packaged in an easy global voyager wardrobe with a slight nod to early 1900’s.
1910’s meets Cruise
The runway started with a sweater-pleat skirt combo – ready to set sail – and shirt dresses in crisp cotton starting us squarely in that early 1900’s, Picnic at Hanging Rock feel. These were quickly followed by tunic dresses embellished with lace and macrame.
Safari style separates in linen, a scoop neck apron dress, and the shirt dresses all give me just as much Belle Epoque era inspiration as it does mid-20th century vacay vibes.
Stripe it Down
But then the real journey begins with some simple striped tunic numbers that give way to more complex patterns, embellished with beaded embroideries, or paired with paisley. The silhouettes are relaxed – certainly traveler friendly. This is definitely something I could lounge in, let alone tour in. But still super chic. I’m especially loving the tight stripes on the collared shirt dress with the tiered skirt.
Orange Pops of Paisley and Polos
The Tory Burch signature prep came out to play in tangerine with paisley prints in blue, white, and green as well as knit polos that, if I’m really being honest with myself…I’m kind of in love with. And I’m totally not a polo kinda girl. But Tory Burch just made it happen. I don’t know enough about knitwork to speak on it, but apparently this is how you convert people.
A couple of Roma inspired (btw – the term gypsy is offensive!) coin dresses are peppered in with interesting re-interpretations. The first is a modern, almost monastic robe-like dress with vertical chains of gold coins. The second is the most bodycon moment of the collection in a scoop tank dress with gold coins overlayed on a black diamond pattern. Cha-ching.
The final two looks were a duo of sheer tiered floral numbers with just enough froth.
Photos courtesy of Tory Burch