With an ever-growing empire of stores located in 12 countries (and counting), it's no wonder that Tory Burch has her eye on the global marketplace for Spring 2013. In fact, it was a recent trip to Morocco that helped to inform this season's mixed-up international bazaar look. Crochet raffia, intricate beading, folksy embroidery, batik patterns, tile prints and even tie-dye (handmade by women in Guinea) featured heavily, while models wore jeweled Moroccan slippers and carried bags fashioned to look like mini suitcases. There was a lot to look at it.
And it totally worked. Why? Because Burch kept her shapes simple, and she never strayed far from those classic prepster silhouettes she does so well. "We were thinking about a stylish magpie who picks up special pieces while traveling around the world and always mixes them with classic sportswear," the show notes explained.