Designer Tory Burch introduces prim-meets-free spirit, London in the late Sixties and a dose of Carnaby Street for her Pre-Fall 2015 collection which features trim peacoats, the miniskirts, the schoolboy check.
The collection reflects a mod style characterized by the Chelsea boots and low-heeled loafers with leather crisscrossing the toe, a design she stole from a pair of shoes her father designed years ago. The signature Tory Burch bohemian vibe was present within the collection’s attractive paisleys, curlicue embroidery on cotton tops and ones in silk organza, and prints and jacquards in a quasi-pointillist pattern loosely inspired by Sigmar Polke. Also featured was a grid-check cotton-wool blend, bonded to a lightweight technical fabric. Another standout textile was found in Burch’s selection of rather laid-back eveningwear. Full-skirted gowns in the Polke-inspired print were of a silk jacquard that read as heavy, given the structure.
Burch herself captured the collection’s overall tone well, and when asked what drew her to Carnaby this time around—as she put it, she liked the era’s fusion of ease and decorum and its “spiritedness.”