Those sat in the immaculate gardens of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum to see Tory Burch’s take on Spring/Summer 2018, under the most beautiful blue sky, could be forgiven for wanting to skip winter and for it to be then already. A collection so influenced by late British interior designer, David Hicks, that Burch called it a collaboration, she having been granted access to his library and scrapbooks by his son, Ashley, a mutual love of colour and pattern played out in a truly evocative array of summer-ready silhouettes.
With Emily Blunt, Vanessa Kirby and Sofia Sanchez de Betak sat front row, an all-white opening look – untucked cotton poplin shirt, louche, wide-leg trousers – gave way to graphic prints in navy, beige, mustard and sage green, loose and layered in lightweight silk, with florals, bold stripes and tile-like patterns following suit. While in the hands of some, this may have been overwhelming, Burch provided balance at all the right moments, via simple separates – biscuit knits, knee-length navy skirts – and a handful of structured coats and jackets. All finished with beige, white and rainbow-striped flats, we’ll just have to count down the days until long, floral pendant necklaces, roomy bags and beach towels are the only accessories we need.
Shop: Tory Burch