Tory Burch Spring 2018 - Runway Review
September 8, 2017
Tory Burch took her bow in a silk button-down and matching pants printed with a mash-up of David Hicks’s signature motifs. If anyone loved a head-to-toe print, it certainly would be Burch, who's built a billion-dollar empire on the notion of preppy dressing.
For spring, it was a return to the Hamptons via Nantucket as Burch revisited the charming scenescapes of life relaxing shore-side. From the manicured grounds of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (where friend Miranda Brooks landscaped the al fresco show set) to the photogenic front row, it was all perfect fodder for Instagram.
For the collection, Burch was given access to the vast library of Hicks, the influential English interior designer best known for his bold colors and mix of styles (not unlike Burch herself). The small catalogue on each bench seat even suggested that the interlocking Ts of Burch’s logo are informed by Hicks’s Hs.
Silky maxi dresses and relaxed trousers were complemented by oversized bags and Turkish towels, ready for yoga or pool-side reading. Fresh spring hues dominated the collection, showcased in a plethora of graphic prints Hicks used for everything from flooring to upholstery. Long necklaces and draped scarves completed the looks, along with more of the closed-toe slides that have become so popular this season.