Tory Burch Resort 2012 Collection
We’ll be honest; a lot of Tory Burch’s stuff isn’t to our taste at all. A bit too ’70s focused and referential; and she seems to actively court the wealthy mommy demographic, which is fine, but boring for a couple of gay fashion bloggers. We have always recognized her skill; it’s just that the clothes never really spoke to us.
But we have to say, resort is where it’s at for her. Her aesthetic fits perfectly in this milieu and you can’t always say that about other designers. For some, resort seems like an afterthought or like something with which they’re not particularly comfortable. Tory’s work looks right at home here. Inspired by Santa Fe and the colors of the southwest; there’s the usual great sense of color and fun mix of prints and textures and the usual Burch aesthetic of low-key practical chic. It’s not all fierce and fabulous (nor should it be), but it does speak to a specific woman and gives her what she’s looking for.
But the capri length pants have got to go. We’re sorry. They only look good on 1 percent of the population.
[Photo Credit: toryburch.com]