Brandished through loose silhouettes, ruffle details and soft textures, the collection breathed of femininity, albeit mixed with tomboyish outerwear in keeping with Tory’s sense of practicality.

It was all pink and pretty on 60th Street at First Avenue, where Tory Burch showcased her Fall 2018 collection. In fact, Miranda Brooks’ (a close friend of Burch) installation of 14,000 pink carnations – a nod to dance choreographer Pina Bausch’s Nelken – had us dreaming of springtime before recalling it was a fall presentation.

Nevertheless, the setting provided a less-than-subtle hint of Tory’s inspiration for the show: romanticism. Brandished through loose silhouettes, ruffle details and soft textures, the collection breathed of femininity, albeit mixed with tomboyish outerwear in keeping with Tory’s sense of practicality.

A recurring floral print in five different colourways indicated the key motif, named after the book, Happy Times, penned by the designer’s muse of the season – Lee Radziwill. Layered over the florals were tailored blazers and jackets, as well as shearling coats, parkas and bombers, juxtaposing the otherwise girly silhouettes.

Also offering contrast to the delicate lace and organza fabrics were sportier elements, including top-stitch finishing and snap closures.

Footwear consisted entirely of pointy-toe booties in an array of neutral tones; bags primarily featured either the collection’s signature print or clean, contemporary detailing; and accessories were kept to a minimum, with the main ornament being a classic medallion pendant.

See the full runway collection below.

TORY BURCH
TORY BURCH

TORY BURCH

New York FASHION WEEK FEBRUARY 2018

TORY BURCH
TORY BURCH

TORY BURCH

New York FASHION WEEK FEBRUARY 2018

TORY BURCH
TORY BURCH

TORY BURCH

New York FASHION WEEK FEBRUARY 2018

TORY BURCH
TORY BURCH

TORY BURCH

New York FASHION WEEK FEBRUARY 2018

Images: Courtesy of Tory Burch