Tory Burch goes country tribal at NYFW
With the use of graphic prints, dip-dye, bold colors and unique details, Tory Burch served up a crowd-pleasing collection featuring her most desirable hallmarks in her Spring 2013 collection that was held on September 11.
For next spring, Tory Burch offers an upbeat color palette and a wealth of versatile looks to suit a range of silhouettes.
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One of NYFW's key emerging trends for SS'13 is the slicing up of clothes. Tory Burch adapted the trend by using soft bands of dip-dyed horizontal stripes in navy, cream, lavender and peach to enliven a simple loosley tailored powder pink jacket for a relaxed country-inspired allure. Paired with a graphic printed shirt and men's large checked trousers, the ensemble offers a feminine alternative to country gent style.
While Marc Jacobs hogged the limelight with his stripe-tastic collection for Spring, Tory Burch taught us a lesson in combining horizontal and vertical stripes with other prints, like in a softly tailored three-button blazer, that was given a funky touch with a little help from some tie & dye.
There were looks for the all-American girl as well, with the collection featuring looks reminiscent of the Paris catwalks. Tory Burch experimented with texture, tweaking the typical shirt dress by adding frayed edges and a bright burst of coral (the season's favorite hue) on a modern classic Chanel meets Lacoste ensemble.
Tory Burch then took wallpaperesque wheat-print silk faille in beige, black and canary yellow and placed it on a matching buttoned down shirt, short jacket, shorts and ladylike handbag. More of the bright and breezy print can also be found on a calf-skimming V-neck dress and a weekender bag.
Another highlight of the collection came in a mellow yellow tea dress, which is embellished with intricate 'mix and match' broderie anglaise and golden cannage mesh sheer cuffs and lined waistband, with a front opening and vertical skirt panel which is slashed at the the thigh.
The country girl spirit was given an urban twist thanks to the cannage, reminiscent of the rattan cane chairs that can be found populating the terrace of many a Paris cafe. Christian Dior's Lady Dior handbag line has also immortalized the cannage pattern.