September 08, 2008 New York
The presentation was neatly structured into three parts, each inspired by a gardenone from Italy, one from France, one from Marrakech. Marella Agnelli and Yves Saint Laurent (both of whom cultivated famous gardens in northern Italy and Morocco, respectively) also hovered as references. The clothes themselves retained their freshness while expressing a new maturity, epitomized by a Chanel-style floral jacket and a stunningly simple peach column gown. But how does Tory really make her profits grow? With fab accessories, of course: hence the Burch-ized huaraches, neon-trimmed bags, and bold necklaces.
As Burch talked, it began to sound as if we ought to start expecting a press release announcing a home line any day now. But when asked, she demurred, saying that the next extension of her brand will likely be eyewear, and that makes perfect sense. With her future looking so bright, she probably will need shades.