Here comes summer… Everything you need to channel a bohemian free spirit, from easy dresses and vibrant tunics to flattering swim looks with the Tory Burch Summer 2016 collection.
This season the designer was inspired by beauty found in unexpected places, and how it is enhanced through time and nature. She thought about places she has traveled to in Asia, where centuries-old temples have been overrun by nature and antiques have slight imperfections or cracks that only make them more interesting. There’s a story and a history there.
There are natural fabrics paired with iridescence, like linen with opalescent fil-coupé or knit sweaters with metallic threads. Burch detailed simple shapes like tunics and sheaths with smocking, fringe and intricate embroideries.
Colors reflect this idea of contrasts, too and paired neutrals with brighter hues.
Tunics have always been a part of the DNA of the brand and for spring, they showed the classic silhouettes in new proportions and mixed fabrics and embellishments with tunic dresses featuring cut-out sides, sporty short tunics, and long tunics for layering over pants.
Accessories include oxidized jewelry and shoes with sculptural heels. On bags, she edged beautiful vachetta leather with opalescent paint, used mother-of-pearl and organic stones as closures and experimented with both high-tech laser-cutting and handcrafted techniques, like a macramé bag that features light-catching pearls.