NY Fashion Week Spring 2018 Houston
New York Fashion Week

Tory Burch is beachy keen with casual collection made for the great outdoors

Tory Burch is beachy keen with casual collection for great outdoors

Tory Burch runway finale spring 2018
Tory Burch presented her spring 2018 collection outdoors at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. © Dan and Corina Lecca
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 5 scarf-print silk satin dress
Tory Burch scarf-print silk satin dress. © Dan and Corina Lecca
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 33
Tory Burch diamond-print tech windbreaker, towel terry sweatshirt, and short. © Dan and Corina Lecca
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 25
Tory Burch T-pattern towel jacquard caftan. © Dan and Corina Lecca
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 42
Tory Burch canvas and leather jacket, kaleidoscope-print bikini, tote, and towel. © Dan and Corina Lecca
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 28
Tory Burch scarf print silk crepe dress. © Dan and Corina Lecca
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 34
Tory Burch balloon-print viscose twill pant, cashmere sweater, and fidget spinner necklace. Photo by © Dan and Corina Lecca
Tory Burch runway finale spring 2018
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 5 scarf-print silk satin dress
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 33
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 25
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 42
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 28
Tory Burch spring 2018 look 34

Since Tory Burch looked to the bold graphics of legendary interior designer David Hicks for her spring 2018 collection, she found a location that fit into her design theme — the outdoor courtyard of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in the tony surroundings of New York's Upper East Side.

On a picture perfect day, it was a breathtaking runway setting for Burch's brand, which promises a sunny lifestyle of affordable luxury for her legions of fans.

Some of the collection's highlights are made for the beach, with a kaleidoscope-print bikini and tunics, caftans, and shorts made of colorful T-print terrycloth towel fabric. And if you aren't up to dressing in terrycloth, Burch offers the T-print beach towel as an accessory instead.

Graphic patterns abound in a series of day dresses in bold scarf-print silk fabrics, perforated floral skirts, and balloon-print pants. And Burch, who also produces a Tory Sport line of activewear, sprinkles in sports tech windbreakers in diamond prints and Hick-inspired interlocking tile patterns, with matching totes.

Burch also excels at accessories, and models sometimes seemed weighed down in jewelry, towels and totes. But it may be hard to resist that fidget spinner pendant necklace.