“East Coast meets West Coast. For Spring/Summer 2017, we begin out East, hostess chic to cool prep. From there, we continue to the free-spirited beach towns of the West Coast. It’s about contrast: graphic motifs and engineered prints, rope and rickrack, pearls and macramé, mules and moccasins, structured and bohemian ease. Relaxed and effortless…quintessential American style.” — Tory Burch
Silhouettes: Structured tailoring—empire waists, wide-legged sailor pants and tomboy blazers—softens as the collection moves West with breezy dresses, peasant blouses and board shorts. Voluminous hostess skirts with sweeping hemlines are paired with crop tops that play on proportion while tunics and caftans round out the collection, putting the emphasis on effortless style.
Palette: Orchid pink and green—a classic preppy pairing—ocean blues and bold reds give way to sunwashed oranges, yellows and periwinkle blues, balanced by soft neutrals of white, ivory and sand.
Prints & Patterns: The collection opens with a graphic garden motif, regatta stripes and nautical prints—followed by bohemian batiks and patchwork florals. A placed wave print subtly references the surf scene.
Fabrications: The season’s coastal contrast carries through to a mix of fabrics —from linen burlap and cotton knits to silk shantung and delicate fil coupe—and embellishments. Appliqued patches, rickrack. and pearl details provide dimension while fringed macramé and criss-cross lacing lend an easy, undone vibe. Metallic threadwork and moonstones add shimmer and shine.
Accessories: A relaxed, effortless mood extends down the accessories, from mules and moccasins to pearl-embellished slides and ruffled sneakers from Tory Sport. A convertible handbag with wooden handles brings nostalgic appeal while jewelry draws inspiration from the sea with articulated fish collars and cuffs and cowrie shell charms.