Following the opening of a new store concept on Mercer Street, Tory Burch for the Spring/Summer 2022 presents a collection as part of her ongoing partnership with the Maryland Center for History and Culture, which houses Claire McCardell's personal archives as a pioneer of American fashion - active lifestyle of American women. To support the preservation of the designer’s legacy, the Tory Burch Claire McCardell Fashion Fellowship is established at MCHC.
The Spring/Summer 2022 collection is inspired by McCardell’s ingenuity and her legacy of American sportswear which revolutionized the way women dress. Her designs instilled a sense of freedom, encouraged self-expression and empowered women with a casual elegance that is as relevant today as it was in the late 1940s.
The season reflects these then-radical ideas with a mix of versatility, function, integrity and joy. There are striking contrasts of color, print and fabric. Chiffon and linen, jersey and broderie anglaise; dresses collaged in picnic and Madras plaids, engineered stripes and solids, and color-blocked reversible jersey tops. Waists are softly defined with broad belts, long sashes and tech-knit bandeaus, balanced by the proportion of full skirts and relaxed trousers.