The clothes, fittingly enough, like the bejewelled loose chignons the models wore, were what one would expect: sweet and pretty, crafted from light and delicate fabrics like tulle, lace and organza. In what was easily her most beautiful collection to date, Burch didnt shy away from embellishments; they were applied beautifully on cardigans, jackets (made from tulle rose appliqués) and evening dresses that might garner Burch a red carpet credit or three.
Set against a backdrop at Lincoln Centre that was made over to resemble perhaps the Pierre or Waldorf Astoria, thanks to a floral wallpaper backdrop and custom catwalk rug in pale green and white with a geometric pattern, the ambience set the mood for the tale the clothes told. 'The setting? The hotel where they meet,' referenced the notes.
But back to the fabulous clothes. One-part seductive, two-parts classic, a pearl-trimmed cardigan buttoned up the neck was perfection with or without the snakeskin bag trimmed with tortoise shell the model carried. Basics in Burchs world, including knit cardigans with just a hint of sheen, leather looks hand-painted with an abstract plaid pattern and a series of sequinned blue Prince of Wales check pieces (breathtaking given this is a contemporary line at the end of the day) really stole the show. Upping the ante, Burch also sent out a handful of evening looks that banked on intriguing fabric treatments, with a sublime green dress of tulle trimmed with a single velvet band at the waist... a true knockout.