A military jacket handed down from her mother, Reva, inspired Tory Burch's Pre-Fall 2013 collection, but the garments include fabric treatments soldiers don't commonly wear. The embroidered epaulets on one navy-blue cardigan would be out of place on the battlefield, and the same goes for the beading that adorns nearly every garment in the offering. Even the pieces that aren't affixed with paillettes or bits of lace are cut from intricately woven cloth with ethnic-leaning patterns. Come to think of it, what better time to represent your tribe than during a war?
Photos courtesy of Tory Burch