Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: The bouncy music of Manu Chao, the French-Spanish musician, who sings in English, Italian, Galician, Arabic, and Portuguese, among other languages, provided the background for Tory Burch’s latest collection. Like Chao, Burch drew inspiration from a range of cultures this season. There were embroidered leather slippers remade after a pair found in Morocco, woven bags that recalled versions found in South America, and tie-dyed pieces made by group of West African women. Burch’s strong preppy roots offered the polish necessary to pull it all together. Textural fabrics, including guipure lace, raffia, and heavily embroidered crinkled silks, made even simple pieces like pencil skirts feel special. As Burch’s company continues to grow (she will soon open a 3,500 square foot flagship on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles), the quality and thoughtfulness of her collections seems to increase each season. The wanderlust apparent in this collection was appropriate for a woman who seems poised to take on the world.—Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: A-line / Dropped waist / Shrunken / Slim
Color: Navy / Coral / Goldenrod / Cerulean / Taupe / Indigo / Ivory
Key Items: Tie-dyed shirtdress / High-waisted shorts / Shrunken blazers / Crocheted separates
Materials: Silk faille / Slubbed tweed / Cotton shirtings / Medium-gauge yarns / Tulle / Taffeta / Crepe / Mesh / Guipure lace
Print + Pattern: Painterly wheat motif / Narrow stripes / Ombré stripes / Tie-dye
Details + Trim: Taffeta flower appliqués / Knit flower appliqués / Elaborate beading / Fringe / Piecing / Layering
Accessories + Footwear: Beaded necklaces / Woven bags / Printed suitcases / Beaded cross-body bags / High-heeled and flat loafers / Raffia round-toe pumps / Beaded strappy sandals
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