Tory Burch Spring 2020 - Runway Review
September 8, 2019
Princess Diana, fashion's latest muse du jour, served as the touchpoint for Tory Burch's eloquent Spring show. And while the designer was inspired by the insouciance of her style -- the oversize blazer, the faded jeans, the boyfriend sweatshirt and bike shorts -- Burch forged her own path on the '80s rather than be too literal.
The results, paraded down the runway at the Brooklyn Museum, was a sturdy-chic collection of separates and party dresses that beautifully channeled that era with not one iota more of retro. As exemplified on Natalia Vodianova, who opened the show in a camisole top and long skirt in handkerchief silk organdy, the slouchy silk tops, leather-trimmed trenches, embroidered pantsuits and trousers in bold prints were highlights of the collection -- but it was the dresses that really elevated the aesthetic. A series constructed from embroidered handkerchiefs, the dresses, along with their matching leather bags, had a timeless femininity to them that juxtaposed with others boasting pouf sleeves.