NYFW SS16: Tory Burch

Beauty in the unexpected


By Wei Yeen Loh

NYFW SS16: Tory Burch

Orange is Tory Burch’s favourite colour, and it shows in her Spring/Summer 2016 collection. There were intricately embroidered separates and kaftans, all worthy for a beach vacation on a private island. But the other half of her collection was beautifully functional as well.


Inspired by the idea of finding beauty in the most unexpected places, Burch went all out with elevating the simplest materials—knit, lace, cotton, linen—with impeccable detailing and contrast: An interwoven-like red and blue skirt was hemmed with fringe, hints of guipure lace and gold jacquard were in abundance, and the diaphanous, iridescent fabric (and organza) used for a few eveningwear pieces were a delight. “This season, we were inspired by how beauty is enhanced through time and nature. There is an emphasis on contrast: natural fabrics paired with iridescence; neutrals with brights; simple shapes with texture and intricate embroideries,” says Burch. 


Gold and white sculptural heels, originally inspired by a slice of natural bark, fringed bags along with oxidised jewellery played complementary roles to the entire collection, that spoke of elegance and effortlessness.

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