HTX New York Fashion Week spring 2016
Tory Burch Surprises

Tory Burch springs some fashion surprises, along with a futuristic gold shoe that could be the next big thing

Tory Burch springs fashion surprises and a hot new gold accessory

Tory Burch spring 2016 collection
Tory Burch gold foil embroidered linen burlap dress. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 5
Tory Burch stripe-print embroidered cotton top, stripe-print smocked-and-embroidered cotton skirt. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch SS 2016 shoes
Tory Burch metallic gold wedge heel inspired by a piece of natural bark. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 9
Tory Burch guipure lace caftan. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch spring 2016 collection
 Tory Burch iridescent-yarn-panel wool top and floral pattern iridescent fil coupe organza skirt.  Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 21
Tory Burch guipure lace caftan. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 24
Tory Burch wool sweater, graphic-pattern cotton jacquard pant. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 36
Tory Burch floral fil a coupé and metallic-silk tunic dress. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch SS 2016 outfit 2
Tory Burch stripe-print embroidered cotton shirt, fringed tweed wrap skirt. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch spring 2016 collection
Tory Burch floral-pattern iridescent fil coupe organza dress and lace trim silk georgette slip. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 19
Tory Burch cotton sweater, guipure lace shorts. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch spring 2016 collection
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 5
Tory Burch SS 2016 shoes
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 9
Tory Burch spring 2016 collection
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 21
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 24
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 36
Tory Burch SS 2016 outfit 2
Tory Burch spring 2016 collection
Tory Burch SS 2016 look 19

NEW YORK — As a designer, Tory Burch keeps evolving. Her spring 2016 collection, unveiled at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week, features a lot of the looks that have made the brand one of the hottest and fastest-growing around: Signature tunics, wrap skirts, embroidered shirts, preppy shift dresses and knit jacquard caftans with a bohemian traveler vibe.

But it also offered some surprises: Urban-looking wrap skirts in perforated leather or iridescent organza, a strapless evening gown embellished with intricate gold foil embroidery and metallic tunic dresses with a glittery sheen that still manage to maintain Burch's relaxed, effortless attitude.

"I'm really interested in the weights and the general feel (of the fabric). I did really focus on that," Burch told CultureMap. "I wanted it to be referencing where we started and who we are and really be our DNA — but take it further." 

Accessories are a strong point of the Burch empire and this time she unveiled handbags in colorful orange and periwinkle fringe, knit jacquards, macrame with light-refracting pearls and opalescent painted vachetta leather. Several looks were enhanced by chunky oxidized jewelry — collar necklaces, drop earrings, cuffs and rings — and necklaces featuring pearls disguised as enamel flower buds.

A square-toe slingback with a futuristic metallic gold wedge heel that Burch said was inspired by a slice of natural bark is among the most eye-catching footwear of the season. It's likely to be a hot item come spring.