“Craftsmanship and quality is something I’ve been really focusing on; the allure of simplicity is something I’m really interested in, continuing from spring,” Tory Burch expressed over Zoom, adding, “Women still want to dress from their imagination and confidence but through the lens of this classic American sportswear.”

Burch’s pre-fall approach was one filled with purpose and intent, offering simplistic elegance, artisanal craft and a feel-good, Seventies flair melded together thoughtfully. New ways of suit dressing played to this idea, offering elongated shapes, like a compact heathered oatmeal linen tunic over high-waisted crop-trouser or a deep brown crisp, cotton poplin sarong skirt with cinched blazer, both decorated with artful, molded leather flowers. Burch contrasted these linear details against voluminous, cut-and-sew quilted tops, further exploring the homespun craft through a delicate frock and elongated caftan. 

Although intricate details flowed throughout — open work, appliqué lace, embellishments and embroideries — the collection was not overly decorated. Instead, sculptural Calder-inspired wire fish earrings and woven and crochet leather handbags gave an artful touch to a stellar, simple white ruched frock and otherwise modern interpretations of classic sportswear looks comprised of camp shirts layered with dickies and sweater vests, retro gingham and fruit basket-emblazoned garb, raw denim painter pants and cropped trousers and button-front midi skirts. 

Burch’s feel-good wardrobe felt just right for the warmer — and hopefully calmer — months ahead, offering optimism, ease, timelessness and artisanal detail throughout.