Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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New York: Tory Burch infused Middle Eastern patterns and embellishments with London bohemia in her autumn/winter 15/16 collection. The striking color palette was based on earth tones of reds and blues pairing back to white and brown. Intricate tapestry like patterns mimicked the tapestries that were covering the venue’s walls and floors. The Moroccan patterns were contrasted by city lights print and bold diagonal stripes carrying forward the city element. Silhouettes were overall straight and relaxed with drop waists and loose bodies. Blouses paired with flowing, pleated skirts, while topcoats and vests layered over shirtdresses with some hemlines dipping asymmetrically. Knitwear was scattered throughout in jacquard patterns as well as allover sequin embellishments adding shine to the collection. Footwear included carved heel boots with ankle stirrups and mules worn with knee-high socks. Jewelry was subtle with low hanging pendant necklaces of arrowheads and tassels referencing Moroccan antiques. Overall the mood was a mixture of luxe Middle Eastern heritage with bohemian city styling. –Jaclyn Jones
Theme: Marrakech meets Chelsea
Key Items: Topcoat / Vest coat / Suede coat / Dress coat / Bow blouse / Silk blouse / Pullover sweater / Mock-neck / Shirtdress / Asymmetric hem dress / Shift dress / Pleated midi dress / Column midi dress / Sweater dress / Caftan / Pleated midi skirt / Asymmetric skirt / Wrap skirt / Pencil midi / Wide leg pant / Skinny pants / Pants suit
Color: White / Tan / Cognac / Charcoal / Indigo / Navy / Royal blue / Red / Burgundy / Gold
Materials and Trims: Wool jacquard / Silk georgette / Crepe de chine / Silk twill / Silk wool / Leather / Suede / Sequined brushed alpaca / Merino / Fil coupé
Print and Pattern: Essaouira pattern / Marble print / Abstract floral / Confetti pattern / Diagonal stripes / City lights print / Tapestry print / Moroccan-pattern / Leaf print
Accessories and Footwear: Arrowhead jewelry / Tassel pendant necklaces / Round frame sunglasses / Small saddlebags / Oversized carpet bags / Knee high socks / Boots with carved metal heels / Mules with studs / Wide strap sandals with embellished heels
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