Burch interpreted her theme loosely, and the collection’s eclecticism was its virtue. Floral-print dresses, which have become such an important category for the label—we lost count of how many Fall 2018 flower-print frocks we saw—were well represented on the runway in midi and maxi lengths. One particularly exuberant number was pleated and patch-worked from multiple prints, then topped with a long down puffer lined in one of the dress’s florals. It was an unusual combination, which means it’s likely to resonate. Side by side with that exuberance, Burch showed streamlined double-breasted wool coats with brushed-gold toggle hardware and single-breasted styles with fastenings that vaguely evoked Fuller’s geodesic designs. A plaid trench with tan leather piping and buttons got lots of nods of approval. On the accessories front, the patchwork leather knee-high boots with gold heels, which Burch showed with a pantsuit and with a fluid pleated dress, are easy contenders for footwear of the week.
By Samantha Hunter