Giving the trend of oversized silhouettes sleeker dimensions, Tory Burch’s collection is more body-defining, but with volume
February 15, 2022: Taking inspiration from New York and its women, Tory Burch’s Fall/Winter 2022 collection is a lesson in paradoxes. Ms. Burch says, “A study in contrasts: tailored and deconstructed, opulent and spare, surrealist and sporty. The spirit of American sportswear is the through line connecting our seasons. Optimism and ease balance the collection’s heightened sense of luxury.”
Sculpted, voluminous silhouettes contrast with clingy layers to create new shapes and accentuate the body. Blazers curve over hips while asymmetrical wrap shirts and bustiers gently hug the waist and high-rise trousers taper softly toward the ankle.
Weightless jersey turtlenecks and quarter-zip pullovers are designed to be endlessly layered and experimented with, styled under dresses, full skirts, and track jackets alike. They bring a sporty element to evening dresses and lend a sleek, graphic punch to fuzzy mohair knits. The geometric finale dresses come in a languid, semi-sheer jersey cut to comfort and flatter.
Nearly-neon shades of chartreuse, cobalt and fuchsia pop against white and earthy shades of brown. With subtle influence from the Memphis art movement, particularly the work of Nathalie du Pasquier, the palette is bold, optimistic and uninhibited.
The collection features a variety of materials. Opulent fabrics like iridescent taffeta and fil coupé lurex are washed to achieve a soft, lived-in feel, while track jackets and quarter-zip pullovers come in smooth performance jersey. The mix reflects how women are dressing now: blending daywear and activewear, Grecian yet athletic.
Tailoring was a significant focus this season, evident in the intricate, hand-finished interiors of jackets and coats. The collection’s hero blazer with curved hips was intentionally constructed to fit without buttons or closures.
Abstract 3D embellishments continue exploration of geometry. Jersey T-shirts in primary hues are hand-beaded, elevating the casual shape for evening. The beading reappears on tailored shantung bustiers and was interpreted as a knit motif for a mohair vest.
This footwear is sleek and angular, balancing the soft curves and textures of the clothes. Comfort and quirky details come together in square-toe mules with XXL suede buttons; violet and crimson suede pumps with inset “island heels”; low booties with stretchy elastic uppers; and a new ballet slipper.
Handbags in classic shapes feature clever, convertible details. An expandable gusset on the Spaghetti Strap Bucket zips open to reveal contrast colors or the T Monogram motif. A soft, squishable satchel comes in a range of new colors and finishes — baby blue, metallic chartreuse, silver — with an embossed gold logo. An envelope in supple plongé leather features tubular straps and the brand-new mixed-metal logo.