Friday, December 21, 2007

Tory Burch Resort Wear

I have long loved Tory Burch for her Reva Ballet flats and her fun totes. However this week I found yet another reason to love the 60's and 70's inspired designer; her resort wear which was launched this week at Nordstrom (and is also carried at retailers such as Neiman and Marcus and Saks).
The collection features fun prints and bold colors, which is nothing less than you would expect from the New York designer. Tory Burch states that her color palette for the new collection as "a neutral palette of brown and white is accented by Tahitian sunset colors such as papaya orange, orchid pink and deep purple" (Tory Burch). My favorite pieces include the Orchid dress (see left) which would be perfect for a night out on vacation and the Effie tunic (see right).

5 comments:

Cameron Newland said...

I love their flats...they're really classy. The weird thing is that I hate gold, but something about them is just awesome. And the gold design on their shoes isn't too showy, it doesn't scream their brand too loud.

Blakeley said...

I like that the flats are cross generational. My mom and her friends are all addicted to them, and I love them too. Also i agree with you about the design, you would have to know the brand to recognize that the shoes are designer, it is a good combination of class and tact.

Jeanna said...

I really don't like Tory Burch (shoes, clothes, everything). I must be missing something because I think those flats are so tacky. How is that gold design NOT showy?!? I find class and tact in Lanvin and French Sole flats, but fail to see it in pretty much anything Tory Burch makes.

Xavier said...

I agree with Jeanna, I don't think Tory Burch flats are either flattering nor classy. In terms of design, a large, metallic, circular logo placed near the toe does little more than draw the eye along the length of the foot, thus making a moderately sized foot look absolutely clown-like. Creating a shoe with a logo that large absolutely negates the idea of "subtle luxury," especially as the brand gains traction among a certain set. Just look at the atrocious Tory Burch totes. Have you ever seen a single logo on a tote that large? It's closer to tasteless and absurd than classy or chic. Supposedly, when Anna Wintour listed Tory Burch on a list of names she was recommending to replace a certain designer at a certain design firm, the headhunter absolutely scoffed because Tory Burch is more of a socialite and brand image builder than an actual designer.

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