The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum proved to be the ideal backdrop for Tory Burch’s SS18 collection, a range of looks that perfectly fused the lines between urbane casual and beachy chic, with a touch of bohemian magic. Tory’s collection was inspired by the work of the legendary interior decorator David Hicks; his son Ashley granted Tory and her team access to his father’s library. It was the perfect pairing between Tory Burch and David Hicks, as they both shared a mutual love for pattern and colour. We saw various floral and geometric motifs that David used in his interior work such as the interlocking tile motifs on dresses, tunics, silk tops and loose pants in fresh, summery hues, while keeping her silhouettes simple and streamlined. Our favourite? A languid dress with a white-and-black guipure lace on the bodice, which she had reinterpreted from one of David’s geometric prints.