Tory Burch Spring 2020 Comes With an Iconic '80s-Inspired Twist
Tory Burch's Spring 2020 collection has roots in the English countryside, but it's Princess Diana's iconic '80s style that defines the looks on the runway. The designer's nod to Diana Spencer is most obvious in the polka-dot printed pumps, pussy-bow blouses, and suiting, but it's not exactly the throwback to Diana's style you've frequently spotted in your Instagram feed over the last few months. So, you won't find bike shorts on this runway.
The reference isn't literal, but delivered in subtlety. Beyond the key retro-feeling pieces — shirred '80s-style strapless dresses, power pump loafers, and kitten heels — Tory delivers on the brand's wearable, modern femininity. Customers will love the delicate floral embroidery on skirts and shirtdresses and the easy dresses and trousers for work. But like many of the modern women I know, they may be most excited for the comfy kicks and flat sandals that grounded the looks. Even Natalia Vodianova's ethereal white lace camisole and floor-grazing skirt was paired with gray suede sneakers. Other accessory stars were sweeter: floral covered frame bags and bow-adorned pumps that Tory herself was sporting.
As always, Tory finds the balance between elegance and accessibility. She walks that line with precision, giving us the loveliest, most sophisticated versions of day dressing. That elegance, that accessiblity — Diana excelled in that department, too. Suffice it to say the royal was Tory's perfect muse.