Tory Burch Spring 2017 - Runway Review
September 13, 2016
Bee Gees to Beyonce. If the soundtrack at Tory Burch’s spring show was any indication of the designer’s direction, the results were whimsical, colorful and a fun meld of West Coast spirit with East Coast chic.
Those gathered in the statuesque Whitney Museum of American Art venue were treated to a technicolor wonder of bold hues and splashy prints. There was lots of kelly green and pink, including a Hamptons-fitting pink-trimmed green cardigan with garden-print blouse and long cotton skirt. There was also a preppy nautical theme, as seen in a cropped navy jacket paired with “Marina-print” burlap pants emblazoned with sailboats.
On the West Coast, Burch showcased beachy must-haves including caftans, board shorts, spirited moccasins and printed bras worn over long breezy skirts. "It's about contrast," Burch wrote in her show notes. "Graphic motifs and engineered prints, rope and rickrack, pearls and macrame, mules and moccasins, structured and bohemian ease.” While the designer doesn’t call California home, it nevertheless felt cozy and familiar—New England preppies and California bohemians all getting along swimmingly.