NEW YORK -- Tory Burch chose the second-floor atrium of Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center as the backdrop for her spring-summer 2013 runway collection which showed on Sept. 11 during New York Fashion Week, with floor-to-ceiling windows giving the audience the same bright, sun-drenched feel as the clothes that came down the catwalk.
The inspiration: “American prep remix. We were thinking about a stylish magpie who picks up special pieces while traveling around the world and always mixes them with classic sporstwear.”
The look: Yellow wheat patterns printed on silk faille dresses, patchwork jackets and shorts, honeycomb eyelet dresses and dresses covered in a floral print of the daisy’s kissing cousin, the black-eyed Susan. In all, enough field flora to induce an attack of hay fever.
But there was also a tribal influence that could be found in colorful beadwork on shirt hems, button plackets and shoulder stripes, tie-dyed skirts and wax-printed, hand-dyed cotton skirts and dresses. In addition some of the handbags were covered with woven Mexican blanket patterns.