“You can only control so much in your life at the moment, and one of the things you can control is the way you dress and how you look. I think that’s an incredible creative outlet. Individual creative expression is what I’m really interested in right now.”
A year ago, the experience of the pandemic led Tory Burch to Claire McCardell, a post-war designer celebrated for the chic functionality of her dresses. Fast forward to 2022—the pandemic is ongoing, there’s war in Eastern Europe, the US Congress is deadlocked over gun control, and a recession looms. The news is no better, but Burch is in a different place. She’s leaning more eccentric—freer, maybe—and it comes across in ways small and not so small in her new collection.
Starting with the details, maybe you’ve noticed the plastic charms fringing the waistline of her cropped jackets, or the parachute lining peeking from