Tory Burch is truly jet set, and her Fall 2015 collection was a modern Marrakech Express. Woven rugs hung on the walls and blanketed the floor of 583 Park, the very fancy uptown party space. Jacquard coats in exotic prints were named “Essaouira”, after the small beach hamlet outside Marrakech that Jimi Hendrix wrote the song “Castles in the Sand” about. Fittingly, a remix of The Clash hit “Rock the Casbah” played loudly.
Burch knows prints; she showed off her knack for pattern with layers of textures and embellishments, like gold diamond studs that bolted across an ox blood colored bias cut dress. A cracked white print, like dried-up gesso, played off of bold tile prints recalling a visit to the Grand Bazaar. Burch first got famous with her tunics, so a long white caftan will please all her early fans. It reminded one of Talitha Getty, hanging in Tangiers in the ’70s with Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Berge at the height of the Bohemia Luxuria moment (hash pipe not included).