Held outside Tory Burch’s flagship store in New York’s legendary Soho neighborhood, the infamous cobbled stoned Mercer street was turned into a makeshift runway amid a jubilant block party, complete with savory delights and a plethora of vendor stalls. A celebratory feeling was in the air and the weather could not have been better. Celebrities intermingled with regular folk with many local area residents joining in the festivities, as referenced by a conversation I over heard “dude look out your window’ humorously uttered by a spectator behind me. This sense of celebration was happily reflected in this joyful, yet wonderfully functional collection.
—think Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday
Tory Burch stated she has been inspired as of late by the legendary American sportswear designer Claire McCardell who was even credited for inventing this modern-day approach to apparel. Claire McCardell was known for creating functional yet flattering clothes, her classic sundress with it’s full skirt and fitted top often paired with flats went on to became a staple look in the late forties and fifties—think Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday. And much like the mid-century post war years, after having to ration for so long; fashion today, as we slowly emerge from the pandemic, is embracing a more opulent esthetic with a liberal use of fabric in vibrant colors and playful textiles. This silhouette of fitted waists and tops, full skirts and ballet flats was at the core of Tory Burch’s collection of SS2201. To read more head to Hauturely.com
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