Spotlight on Tory Burch
November 25, 2010 Leave a comment
Tory Burch’s lively spring/summer collection felt like a breath of fresh air. Playful brights and modern silhouettes celebrated the season with a preppy-hipster vibe. While it was not the most cohesive collection, there were so many strong pieces that we didn’t mind. Prim, natural waist knee-length skirts came alive in bold prints and were paired with slouchy, boyfriend cardigans. Wedges kept the look polished. Chic flared pants in sunny yellow and glamorous gold lame were a welcome change from the usual skinnies. Cropped pants put a casual spin on boldly striped suiting, and baja-inspired south-of-the-border tunics and dresses got made over with feminine touches and elegant pairings. Stripes and paisleys exuded an artfully preppy look, and orange and yellow color combinations got our attention. But there was balance too. A muted, Chanel-inspired, cropped tweed blazer was the perfect spring topper. Demure A-line, knee-length skirts in white and black solids, and white dresses and suiting were understated but still chic. Handbags were in traditional silhouettes (like bowling bags), but non-traditional colors. Yellow, orange, and green bags ruled the runway and helped drive home the light-hearted feel of the collection. Platform wedges and sandals with sky-high heels in muted neutrals or bright yellow shades kept the looks feminine and not overly casual.