In a Charming and Fashionable take on a Southwestern inspiration, Tory Burch's Resort 2016 collection was fresh and unique enough to pique interest, though still fully fueled with the Tory Burch brand DNA to not scare away anyone looking for Burch's sort of Urbane, Urban Sportif Luxe! The collection didn't reinvent anything we know in the way of Burch standards, Smart, Clean, Psuedo-Minimal Bohemian with a bit of Hampton's thrown in. This time she supplanted her woman in Native American motifs and Desert-y shades inspired by Southwest landscapes. While successful, it wasn't the most daring, and for that, it wasn't also the most exciting.
Some pieces did get the blood pumping, and there was a refreshing sense of Visual stimuli in a multitude of prints and patterns as well as lavish embroideries done with a airy and light hand. The best things were those that spoke to days in the City and to those moments when you just need to get away, a flattering 60's influenced (the whole collection felt very 60's inflected) Car Coat in Parchment and Stone with a Rust stripe bisecting it. A simply shaped gown smothered in Embroidery had a Talitha Getty feel to it that was spot on, as did the Final look, a Gorgeous Strapless gown in Periwinkle and Blush, that was a Showstopper.
Burch didn't reinvent herself here, But she offered solid, desirable clothes to take anywhere, at anytime and that will keep her clients in the know that they are well dressed at all times. That, In and of itself, is a Great Thing!