Tory Burch took us to the French seaside circa 1920 for a Spring 2012 collection that seemed to channel a young Coco Chanel. Per usual, her knack for color and print shone through in lovely mixes of raspberry and ivory, deep red and pale pink, and fig and navy. For day, there were tweed jackets with fringe detail, drop-waist pleated dresses, a silk sweatshirt with mesh detail, and ribbed linen shorts. For evening there were gorgeous embellished dresses paired with sparkly pendant earrings, and the finale dresses were an exercise in softness and color: three silk chiffon gowns in seafoam, blush, and coral. The collection comes on the heels of Burch's latest store opening, a five floor townhouse on Madison Ave in New York that feels like someone's luxurious home, albeit one filled with totally attainable clothes, bags, and shoes all stamped with the increasingly powerful Tory Burch brand. It makes us wonder: is Tory Burch the Marc Jacobs for the uptown set?
Trends: 20s, sportif, fringe, mixed prints
Colors: seafoam, navy/red, gold, ivory, raspberry, pink, blush, champagne, coral.
Key Look: A cotton crochet dress with raffia applique, little knit shorts paired with a crochet top, the full-length chiffon gowns.
Accessories: raffia bags, the 20s inspired jewelry.
Who Would Wear It: The polished girl with eclectic style: Olivia Palermo, Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth.