Tory Burch's Fall/Winter 2018 collection presentation felt like spring. This season, the American designer had chosen to unveil her latest pieces in a brightly lit warehouse, decorated with hundreds of pink carnations, to the sound of Vivaldi's Four Seasons played by the Chamber Orchestra of New York.
And yet it was a cold season collection, inspired by Lee Radziwill, Jacquie Kennedy's sister and designer’s long-time friend. The idea: lightness, suggested by flowing dresses and silky shirts worn with pants and long fur or shearling-lined coats. The color palette is a mix of light and darker shades on a floral-print background, named "Happy". A waltz of delicate and lively flowers.
In 2004, Tory Burch founded her eponymous brand intending to fill a gap in the marketplace, offering both fashionable and contemporary accessories and clothes. Her motto: affordable luxury. The designer quickly became famous for her stylish preppy-boho pieces. After receiving several fashion awards, the Tory Burch Empire expanded in 2015 with the Tory Sport activewear brand.
Tory Burch was born on June 17, 1966 in Pennsylvania. After graduating in art history, she moved to New York to begin a career in fashion, working for the Zoran brand. Specialized in public relations and advertising, she was employed by several famous labels such as Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Loewe in the days of Narciso Rodriguez. In 2004, the fashion designer founded her eponymous brand, aiming to open three stores within five years. The following year, she received the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for Best New Store Concept, then the CFDA Award for Accessory Designer of the Year in 2008. In 2016, Tory Burch was ranked 73rd of Forbes Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in the World.