Taking inspiration from the women of New York City, Tory Burch lit up the night on Valentine’s Day with the Fall/Winter 2022 collection. Set on the 25th floor of the Hudson Commons with the iconic “New Yorker ?? Tory” on the backdrop, the signature high-glamor American sportswear braved to explore the exquisite street style contrasts of the locals in the Big Apple.
On her first evening show for this season, Tory Burch showcased a collection that highlights the sense of luxury through the lens of shape, geometry, color, and convertibility. It celebrated New York’s past to future timeline through the music of “Pull Up to The Bumper (1985 Remix)” by Grace Jones; “Rapture” by Blondie; “Doo-Wop (That Thing)” by Lauryn Hill; and “Because of the Night” by Patti Smith.
Compared to last season’s focus, the Tory Burch Fall/Winter 2022 Collection covered a wide range of styles this year. To highlight the shape of the body, Burch sculpted a voluminous silhouette contrast with clingy layers: utilizing blazers that elegantly fall over the hips, asymmetrical wrap shirts, bustiers that intimately hug the waist, and high-rise trousers that reach toward the ankle.
Another highlight was the long-sleeved turtleneck jersey, styled under dresses, full skirts, and track jackets alike finished with geometric block prints flaunted in the energetic shades of magenta, neon, and chartreuse. These pieces brought a sporty element to the line of evening dresses and gave a sleek, graphic punch to fuzzy mohair knits.
Subtly influenced by the works of Nathalie du Pasquier, the overall palette of the collection evoked optimism and boldness as projected in the shades of chartreuse, cobalt, and fuchsia that deliberately popped against the white and earth shades.
With Bill Cuningham’s photographs utilized as moodboard for the collection, the fabrics came from a variety of materials unified by comfort – perfectly depicting the energy and creativity of how the women of New York put themselves together and take risks, as they go out, relax, and enjoy. There’s the opulent fabrics of iridescent taffeta and fil coupé lurex, smooth performance jerseys for those track jackets and quarter-zip pullovers, blazers in wool bouclé, skirts in cotton-linen shantung, and Pintucked trousers in Napa leather.
To balance the soft curves and textures of the clothes, the season’s collection of footwear came in sleek and angular designs. Comfort came flawlessly in the unique details of square-toe mules with XXL suede buttons, violet and crimson suede pumps with inset “island heels”, low booties with stretchy elastic upper, and a new ballet slipper.
Completing the ensemble are the classic-shaped handbags featuring clever and convertible details, like the expandable gusset on the Spaghetti Strap Bucket zips that when opened reveal a contrasting color or the T Monogram motif. There’s also that soft, squishable satchel that comes in a range of new colors finished with an embossed gold logo of the brand and that envelope in supple plongé leather that features tubular straps and the brand-new mixed-metal logo.
Continuing its tradition of giving back to the city – the same way it did in the September’s show-turned-block-party to support the businesses downtown – Tory contributed to the restoration and repair of the New Yorker hotel’s iconic red sign which was relighted in time for the show.
Images source: Tory Burch DGI