NEW YORK FASHION WEEK/ — In her own words, designer Tory Burch said that “Romanticism defines the Fall/Winter 2018 collection,” describing it as “from Lee Radziwill’s effortless style to a field of carnations inspired by the drama of Pina Bausch’s Nelken…”

“Feminine layers mixed with classic tailoring, a modern take on chintz, and contrasts of texture and print. Accessories carry these ideas through in bags and pointy-toe shoes.”

Silhouettes are relaxed, yet refined with feminine details. Loose, fluid dresses with scarf hemlines balance tomboy jackets and trim blazers. Layered outerwear — from a classic peacoat to a blanket poncho — adds to the effortless vibe.

Colors range from ivory, pale pink and red with leaf green which have been balanced with green, deep burgundy and the brand’s signature Tory Navy. An eclectic mix speaks to the brand’s bohemian spirit. A modern take on chintz is interpreted in several colorways, and anchors a patchwork of florals set against stripes and classic checks.

The drama is in the details with new fabrications, finishes and textures. Soft, relaxed fabrics — ranging from delicate lace and organza to wool and cashmere— against a structured poplin, cotton chino and a bonded wool satin. Cascading ruffles are finished with an organza edge and a floral is interpreted as a velvet burnout, while top-stitch details on poplin and snap closures bring a sporty element.

Accessories have been pared back and refined, putting the focus on natural, effortless style. A handbag, named after Lee, in different fabrications and pointy-toe booties have clean, modern lines, while wishbone rings and a delicate medallion pendant necklace reference good luck talismans.

Photos courtesy of Tory Burch

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