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Sculpted silhouettes and opulence played a prominent role in Tory Burch’s Fall Winter ’22 collection in New York

THE SHOW: Tory Burch invited guests to her first evening show, which was held on a high floor in Hudson Yards with sweeping views of the city at dusk. It was a celebration of New York’s past, present, and future. Among the songs produced by Vladimir Schall were “Pull Up To The Bumper (1985 Remix)” by Grace Jones, “Rapture” by Blondie, “Doo-Wop (That Thing) (Instrumental)” by Lauryn Hill, and “Because the Night” by Patti Smith.

In keeping with Tory’s tradition of giving back to the community, Fall/Winter 2022 features a block party on Mercer Street in support of local businesses. Tory contributed to the restoration fund when she noticed the iconic red sign in midtown needed repair. The sign was relit just in time for the show, with a special addition : a projection of “New Yorker Tory”

“Unique individuals who catch our eye in fleeting snapshots. We explored this through the lens of shape, geometry, color and convertibility. A study in contrasts: tailored and deconstructed, opulent and spare, surrealist and sporty. The spirit of American sportswear is the through line connecting our seasons. Optimism and ease balance the collection’s heightened sense of luxury.” — Tory Burch

The key characteristics of the silhouettes and designs are outlined here:

SILHOUETTES: Beautiful, sculpted silhouettes are juxtaposed with clingy layers in order to create new shapes and give the body a more pronounced definition. In blazers, asymmetrical wrap shirts and bustiers gently hug the waist; while high-rise trousers taper softly toward the ankle as they sweep over hips.

Turtlenecks and quarter-zip pullovers made of lightweight jerseys are designed to be endlessly layered and experimented with, worn under dresses, full skirts, and track jackets alike. Furthermore, they add a stylish graphic element to fuzzy mohair knits, as well as adding a sporty element to evening gowns.

Dresses from the collection’s geometric finale come in a languid, semisheer jersey cut on the bias for comfort and a fashionable fit.

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Near-neon shades of chartreuse, cobalt and fuchsia contrast with ivory and browns. This palette has a subtle Memphis aesthetic influence, particularly the work of Nathalie du Pasquier.

The collection features a variety of materials that are united by a common comfort factor. The latest collection of opulent fabrics such as iridescent taffeta and fil coupé lurex have been washed to achieve a lived-in feel, while track jackets and quarter-zip pullovers are made of smooth, performance jersey. There is a mix that reflects how women are dressing now: high- and low-heeled boots, blending daywear and activewear.

The wear-anywhere separates are elevated by innovative textures: blazers in wool bouclé, skirts in cotton-linen shantung, and pintuck pants in Napa leather.

In the second half of the season, tailoring played a significant role, exemplified in the meticulous, hand-finished interiors of jackets and coats. A blazer with curved hips, the collection’s star piece, was purposefully designed to fit without buttons or closures.

PATTERN + PRINTS – Abstract embellishments continue the exploration of geometry in this fall’s collection. Jersey T-shirts in a variety of primary hues are hand-beaded, elevating the casual style for evening wear. The beading is seen again on tailored shantung bustiers and is interpreted as a knit motif for a mohair vest.

Accessories: This season’s footwear is sleek and angular, contrasting well with the soft curves and textures of the clothes. In this collection, you can find mules with square toes and XXL suede buttons; suede pumps with crimson and violet insets defining “island heels”; low booties with stretchy elastic uppers; and a new ballet slipper.

In a classic shape, these handbags have clever details that make them convertible. It features an expandable gusset on the spaghetti strap bucket that zips open to reveal contrast colors or our T Monogram motif. The soft, squishable satchel comes in a range of new colors and finishes – baby blue, metallic chartreuse, silver – and features an embossed gold logo. The envelope is made from soft plongé leather with tubular straps and our brand-new mixed-metal logo.

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