Rewind back to Deauville in the ’20s.
If we had to sum up Tory Burch in one word, it would be ease. There’s nothing nitpicky or fussy about her collections and for Spring 2012 she jumps back to Deauville as her starting point. With proportions relaxed to their very core, we see ankle-grazing hemlines, drop waists and knits that look Hong Kong humidity friendly.
As with many of her past collections, color, beading and embellishments are aplenty in a way that’s tastefully neat and smart. We love the crochet, ruffles and layered chiffon details which add the perfect amount of ladylike charm to the collection. The sensibility of it all is cleverly balanced with a fun seaside palette of coral, sea foam, navy, ivory and deep red. Her ingenious wavy take on the classic sailor stripes has us thinking about going for a playful romp in the sand – a sensible one at that.
By Natasha Lai