Being the very first time that Tory Burch presented a pre-fall collection, the expectations were of course already been set pretty high. Although never made official, this segment always represented a big part of her company’s focus. Not exactly famous for following the path of tradition, or for respecting the somewhat strict rules of the fashion business, the designer lives to fulfill challenges and to make extraordinary garments out of the bare element of unexpected.
The Tory Burch 2013 lineup was nothing short of maximalism, being build around the bold concept that more is more. Preoccupied by heavy embellishments, beading and sequins, Burch definitely did not fail to excite with a collection that does not necessarily have fall written all over it.
If the light choices of fabric in the Tory Burch pre-fall 2013 collection don’t translate to fall and cold-ready, the lineup is being balanced by a smart color palette of warm beige, dark browns and green olives, just perfect for the colder seasons. The oversized coats and perfectly tailored pants, carry a subtle hit of army influences, emphasizing a certain edginess that doesn’t strike far from femininity. Traditional motifs serve as departing points for delicate yet statement prints.
Sometimes the loud union between heavy beading, powerful prints and conceptual tailoring, can lead to a striking effect just as easily as the idea of an effortless, light and simple design. Keeping her flawless signature aesthetic alive and well defined, Tory Burch plays upon classic silhouettes and fabrics, by adding modern twist and complementing the color scheme with gorgeous shades of dark navy and plums. Offering endless layering possibilities, the garments mix comfort with style.
Delicious shades of burnt oranges and cappucino hues, delicately embellished with prints made out of rhinestones and sequins, infuse the cocktail hour looks with an ideal dose of glamour. The mid-length skirts are exclusively being paired to tights and styled with kitten heels and pointy-toe flats. The jewelry pieces are equally stunning and make effortless statements of sophistication.
A selection of beautiful winter whites rounded the collection towards the end, joining forces with delicate ivories and luxurious gold accents only to mark the fine character of Tory Burch’s garments. An elegant feel mixed with quiet preppy vibes transcended the lineup that once again managed to put a spin on the classic wardrobe, with cutting-edge elements, beads, sequins and rhinestones. Effortlessly feminine, slightly romantic, sometimes even tough, there’s a little bit of every woman envisioned in the mesmerizing Tory Burch pre-fall 2013 collection.