The evening began with a cocktail party for guests, including Elizabeth Olsen, Diane Kruger, Gemma Arterton, Rose Leslie, Models Chanel Iman, Neelam Gill, Jeanne Damas, Cressida Bonas, Erin O’Connor, Quentin and Jemima Jones, and Sabine Getty, at the new boutique.
While exploring the two-story retail space, they enjoyed signature cocktails, including Tory’s favorite Southside, and music by New York-based DJ Mad Marj.
The beautiful, bright space, with its chinoiserie and Art Deco-style décor, gold accents and amber lighting, was filled with orange trees and orange blossoms as a nod to the brand’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection—Gabriella Crespi’s life, from Milan to India, cosmopolitan to bohemian chic.
Each place setting featured subtle references to the season’s decorative floral as well as a custom canapé plate from the Dodie Thayer for Tory Burch lettuceware collection—a memento of the evening. While guests enjoyed a menu of Mediterranean fare with Argentine influences, the first all-female rap group Salt N’ Pepa—dressed in the latest Tory Sport and Tory Burch collections—performed their greatest hits, including “What a Man,” “Push” and “Shoop.” The party continued in the downstairs bar with music by London-based DJ Emma Shenkman.
The Regent Street boutique builds on the momentum of the nearby New Bond Street flagship, which launched in 2010, as well as the accessory-only concept at Westfield, which opened last year. It also helps to anchor the brand’s presence in Europe, where it now has 13 retail locations from Paris and Munich to Milan and Istanbul.
In the Philippines, Tory Burch is exclusively distributed by Stores Specialists, Inc., and is located at Greenbelt 5, Rustan’s Makati, and Rustan’s Shangri-La. Follow @ssilifeph on Instagram for more information.