Decorative appliqués, textured fabrics and romantic prints set the tone for Tory Burch’s Gustav Klimt- and René Lalique-inspired Fall/Winter 2013-2014 collection. Cast in a rich color palette of deep blue, wine red, blush and gold, leather skirts pair with silk blouses, tweed jackets with Lurex knit skirts and velvet jacquard with wool.
The designs are perfect for day with chic details — beading, sequins, embroidery, appliqué, pleats and laser cut-outs — that translate effortlessly into evening. It’s what Tory Burch calls “24-hour dressing,” a beautiful response to a real need. Proportions are carefully balanced, with subtle volume accompanying slimmer cuts: A feminine white dress with a fitted floral paillette skirt moves into a shredded chiffon and sheer top, then flows into fluid long sleeves.
Accessories are piled on to make a statement — patterned handbags and jeweled minaudieres with chain-link straps ; bug-embroidered shoes and velvet heels; graphic dragonfly pendants and magnifying glass necklaces; dramatic iridescent sunglasses….It all adds up to looks with romance, sophistication and a sense of ease — a scene straight out of a Klimt painting.