Scene setting: Éric Rohmer's 1972 film 'L'amour l'après-midi' was a primary touchstone for Tory Burch's autumn/winter 2016 collection. The film's effortless style (and specifically it's cafe scene) was a strong influence. In fact, the venue, Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall was decked out with a patterned tile floor and French bistro chairs in homage.
Mood board: Burch also incorporated her childhood love for horseback riding, which took shape as equestrian hardware, jodhpurs, jockey-silk patterns, horse rider prints that peppered the collection. A carefree 1970s vibe saw silk scarves tied around the neck, while flared jeans, diaphanous bohemian dresses and A-line eel leather skirts helped to perpetuate the look, which was classic Tory Burch with a refined, sporty twist.
Finishing touches: Convertible harness bags, mini barrel shapes in colourfully panelled leather and high-heeled riding boots with removable spats tapped into the equestrian feel, but still had a bohemian elegance, thanks to shiny hardware details, sumptuous finishes and playful leather tassels.