Sweet, botanical femininity is the spirit Tory Burch brings to her Spring/Summer 2014 line. Inspired by the French Riviera and set on a runway that looked like a standing pool of water, the luxury sportwear line presented a collection of dresses and separates that embody the freshness of spring in a cool and relaxing aesthetic.
Set against soft lattice white, Ms. Burch brings embroidered flowers and delicate green floral prints to bibbed dresses to cropped tops over shorts and very teen-looking swimwear. Green is definitely her dominant color for this collection, but Ms. Burch applies is carefully, not overwhelming, and muting the color with pattern when necessary.
Jeweled detailing along collars and cuffs are tasteful and even understated, at times blending in to the point of not being noticeable on first glace. Handbags on belts are more appealing than fanny packs, but were still a bit polarizing among those at those show. Jeweled sandals completed the warm-weather look and a feeling of being ready to stick one’s feet in the cool water.
One might pick up a hint of 1970s influence and one would not be mistaken. The combination of blue and green, the schoolgirl collars and short pleated skirts are very reminiscent of that era. What Ms. Burch gives them, though, is a millennial update with softer knits and even a bit of sheer with laser cutouts.
Overall, this is a collection that comes off as very innocent, extremely feminine, and maybe a little younger than the brand’s historical target audience. Everything in the collection is immediately wearable, though, and one can easily find ensembles appropriate for everything from tea with grandmother to a friend’s pool party.
Tory Burch is available in department stores across the country and is likely to prove especially popular throughout the Midwest. This is most certainly a collection one can look forward to added to their wardrobe.