Photographed by Noa Griffel at Hoshinoya Tokyo

Wearing the Stella dress, Tory tells us about the new Resort 2018 collection and its inspiration.

What inspired Resort ‘18?
We looked to two women: Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Princess Elizabeth of Toro, the stunning diplomat, lawyer and model who lived here, in New York, in the late Sixties. They both had a unique style — they epitomized elegance in simplicity and as consummate travelers, they had a cosmopolitan sense of ease and far-flung references…

How did that translate into a collection?
We kept the shapes simple, clean — it’s actually quite refreshing — and then added embellishments inspired by countries and cultures all over the world. Cording, beading, embroidery, fringe… We thought about a push-pull of elements and focused on texture.

Do you have a favorite piece?
I love our Stella dress, which I’m wearing here — with pleated and ruffle details on chiffon, it captures the mood of our collection: elegant, but easy. It looks great with an oversized sweater or on its own in warmer weather. Our space-dyed turtlenecks are another favorite. To me, they are quintessentially Sixties. I could imagine both of our muses wearing them.