Tory Burch sets up shop


Popular American fashion house Tory Burch has reinforced its presence in Thailand with the opening of its first boutique at the EmQuartier in Bangkok.

The store offers the autumn-winter collection that was inspired by actress Katharine Hepburn’s fearless, irreverent character in “The Philadelphia Story”. Outdoorsy looks take on glamorous accents in outfits exuding confident femininity but also a distinct masculinity. 
There’s a blouse with an exaggerated bow top and a sporty bomber paired with a pleated skirt. Sweaters and cardigans have a nostalgic appeal. Jumpsuits and long-sleeved gowns epitomise tomboy chic.
Winter white and black complement a warm palette of gold, camel, rust, port, grassland green and bold blue.
Old-school checks and plaids balance chintz-style floral patterns and a whimsical ballerina print references the paintings of Edgar Degas. 
Classic materials are updated with an unexpected twist. A plaid is interpreted in different ways, from wool to shearling to silk threaded with Lurex yarn. 
Floral appliques, corduroy straps, pearl buttons and oversized monograms inspired by Burch’s father, Buddy, bring rich texture to traditional materials, like tweed, silk and velvet.
Prints and fabricated materials carry through to accessories. Elegant heels take on mannish details such as loafer-like fringes and broguing. An unstructured briefcase is printed with the first stanza of CP Cavafy’s poem “Ithaka” in homage to Burch’s family history. 
Delicate earrings and industrial rings round out the collection.