Jamaica and the stylings of singer Lauryn Hill, whom Tory Burch asked to perform at her Paris store opening, were the main touch points for the resort collection. “Nothing so literal, but we wanted Round Hill back in the day,” said the designer at her look book shoot, where Bob Marley was on the soundtrack and her mood board.
True to her word, there was nothing Rasta about the lineup, which included a fair amount of true resort wear — easy, printed wrap dresses, maxiskirts, fresh stripes and supersoft raffia — with a clean sporty vibe. There was nothing too boho, nor was there anything overtly superfluous. Burch kept the collection deliberately tight, which gave the items more impact. “I feel like less is more,” she said. “Doing [just a] few pieces, it’s in the store less time and it makes it fresher. People are obviously buying less, so we want each piece to mean something.”