“My parents, Buddy and Reva Robinson, were adventurers. Every summer, they boarded a steamer ship and spent six weeks sailing from Italy and Greece to Morocco and Spain. Their wanderlust has been a constant inspiration for me, and Spring/Summer 2019 brings that influence to the runway through unique details that recall their trips: silhouettes with a bohemian ease, balancing volume and tailoring; needlepoint and camera bags; well-worn hats and woven shoes,” explained Tory Burch.
Grounded in understated neutrals—crisp white, classic khaki and the brand’s signature Tory navy—and punctuated by joyful pops of bright orange, cobalt blue and Kelly green that give way to soft pastel yellow and pale pink, the collection showcases easy, billowy shapes which are perfect for long, hot days at the beach or sipping cocktails poolside. Unexpected layers add to the sense of casual, traveled glamour.
As far as prints are concerned, Reva’s collection of vintage scarves provided the inspiration for an exotic bird print. Preppy, nautical striping pays homage to the pair’s time at sea while the graphic Gemini Link pattern celebrates their duality. Hand-woven leather pieces nod to the collection’s craftsmanship while scalloped edging adds an artisanal element and further punctuates the collection’s bohemian spirit.
When it comes to accessories for SS19, the Tory Burch woman favours a pared back vibe with a distinctly laidback appeal. Think old school, retro canvas sneakers, clean brass jewellery to add an understated edge, and a new take on the Lee handbag which has a slouchier silhouette and was inspired by the camera bag Buddy toted around the Mediterranean documenting the couple’s adventures.
Click through the gallery below to see a few of our favourite pieces from the collection.