NEW YORK -- Rich and refined. Those are the words to describe
The inspiration: The rich textures of Gustav Klimt portraits. Art Nouveau and Rene Lalique.
The look: Romantic with a whiff of exoticism. Day to evening dressing, including lots of statement coats and jackets that would make an outfit, one in blush tweed with tile-like beading, and another in gray-and-black beaded zig-zag tweed. Peplum blouses and swishy skirts in Art Nouveau-inspired florals or scarab prints. Creamy white top with gold leaf laser cut design worn over a Lurex knit skirt. Burgundy tie front cardigan sweater studded with metallic beetles. Black rose floral jacquard sweater. Chemise dresses with gobstopper-sized jeweled buttons. Arty jewelry. Velvet monk strap shoes
The verdict: Special pieces that will be jewels in a woman's closet. Lots of impressive workmanship and embellishment. Burch keeps getting better and better.