Tory Burch’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection was showcased in Dubai’s One & Only Resort in the Palm. The region’s well known faces and influencers were invited to view the collection for the first time in the UAE. The theme was ‘East Coast meets West Coast’ and it was presented in front of the picturesque Dubai skyline offering guests breathtaking views of both the ocean and city skyscrapers.
The designer stated: “For Spring/Summer 2017, we begin out East, hostess chic to cool prep. From there, we continue to the free-spirited beach towns of the West Coast. It’s about contrast: graphic motifs and engineered prints, rope and rickrack, pearls and macramé, mules and moccasins, structured and bohemian ease. Relaxed and effortless…quintessential American style.”
There’s structured tailoring, empire waists, wide-legged sailor trousers and tomboy blazers. It softens as the collection moves West with breezy dresses, peasant blouses and board shorts. Voluminous hostess skirts with sweeping hemlines are paired with crop tops that play on proportion while tunics and kaftans round out the collection, putting the emphasis on effortless style. The colour palette highlights orchid pink and green; ocean blues and bold reds give way to sun washed oranges, yellows and periwinkle blues; it’s balanced by soft neutrals of white, ivory and sand.
Patterns and prints include: a graphic garden motif, regatta stripes, nautical prints, bohemian batiks and patchwork florals. As for the fabric and texture: linen burlap and cotton knits, silk shantung ,delicate fil coupé and embellishments. Appliquéd patches and pearl details provide dimension, while fringed macramé and criss-cross lacing lend an easy, undone vibe; metallic threadwork and moonstones add shimmer and shine.
As for accessories, it’s relaxed and effortless – from mules and moccasins to pearl-embellished slides and ruffled trainers from Tory Sport. A convertible handbag with wooden handles create nostalgic appeal while jewellery draws inspiration from the sea with articulated fish collars and cuffs and cowrie shell charms.