Who says fashion is static? Besides showcasing different trends and seasonal styles each time, fashion lets us travel back and forth from one side of the world to another, and it is not just because of the fashion shows held around the world’s most influential capitals. Like Temperley London and Erdem, Tory Burch also brought exotic landscapes for us, using nature’s colors and lines as the core details for the Tory Burch resort 2017 collection.
The Tory Burch resort 2017 line-up takes us to Jamaica, the jagged shores, sunburned hues and traditional ensembles of which often come to Burch’s mind, especially when she thinks about the vacation with her grandmother spent at Round Hill, Jamaica. It is not the first time Tory Burch brings Jamaican influences to her collections and shows, which usually come accompanied by Jamaican soundtracks and music.
As for her resort 2017 collection, although featuring mostly Jamaica-inspired ensembles, Burch also kept the boho/preppy style strong, subtly reminding us that she always is cosmopolitan at spirit, but American at heart. The American girl goes to Jamaica for vacation theme is probably what lead her to design the striped pants and dresses, not to mention the classic red and blue proposals that interrupt the line-up’s overwhelming array of boho-chic patterns, making us travel back to the Hamptons.
Although exuding some strong Seventies vibes (which are always inevitable whenever we are dealing with Tory Burch), the line-up somehow reminds us of the Nineties too, with all of the psychedelic patters, slip dresses, layered fabrics and cropped pants peculiar to that decade, which all together may be regarded as what people wore when not sporting the signature grunge style between 1992 and 1998. Single-breasted jackets, along with geometric tunics with contrasting hems, could be described as the ultimate Nineties preppy-on-holiday look in its purest form, of course meant to be combined with a frilly shirt with contrasting hems and a ton-sur-ton handbag.
Billowy are the collection’s dresses, for sure, which perfectly embody the Jamaican landscapes, relaxed nature and the boundless ocean. All the layered dresses mimic the Caribbean waves either through their fringed appliqués or layers of fabrics, poetically evoking nostalgic feelings that are probably very dear to Tory Burch herself too. Off-the-shoulder layered tops reinforce such feelings, treating us to what could be regarded as statement haute couture pieces.
Whilst boho-chic dresses and billowy tops are the collection’s key-pieces, the collection also features some ‘low profile’ ensembles, which are, however, no less interesting. Flat sandals decorated with colorful gems, dangling earrings and even cozy, oversized single-breasted coats complete most of the looks, delivering us a full loaded cavalcade of clothes to take along with us for either an entire year at the Caribbean, or around the world.
Photos courtesy of Vogue