For Spring/Summer 2016, Tory Burch’s travel-inspired collection provided the kind of exotic-but-polished clothes that belong to women who are on their way to somewhere fabulous. Over the past year, Burch has found herself in a dizzying variety of locations from London and Marrakesh to the American Southwest — and she picked up plenty of inspiration along the way. Her goal for this collection was to create a travel-worthy wardrobe that keyed in on exotic embroidery and lightweight, raw fabrics. The results were relaxed, elegant, and imminently wearable.
Island life was abundantly relived in vibrant shades of cerulean and tangerine (often paired together), fringed hemlines, lavish embroidery, and airy materials like cotton and linen. While the clothes speak to a high-fashion mindset, the pieces themselves were easygoing and easy to wear. Vividly patterned separates shared the runway with pinstriped maxis, luxe kaftans, and dainty day dresses that spelled summertime fun in the sun. But women cannot live by travel-wear alone, so Burch was sure to include fitted jackets, woven skirts, sporty graphic tees, and printed sheath dresses to carry us through a busy day at work. Breezy eveningwear arrived at the end, but this wasn’t the heavy-handed beaded fare that we usually see bookending runway shows. Instead, Burch worked up her closing looks in iridescent, featherweight fabrics and foiled silks that offered a fresh spin on traditional eveningwear. For Spring/Summer 2016, bid “Bon Voyage” to the overplayed 90s trend, and try a taste of the well-traveled life by embracing the free-spirited travel life at Tory Burch.
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