“Bold. Audacious. Brilliant. David Hicks redefined interiors. His fearless and witty take on color and print, and his exquisite attention to detail, have made a lasting impression on me. For Spring/Summer 2018, we are honored to work with the legendary designer’s original scrapbooks, given to us by his son. Immeasurable thanks to Ashley Hicks for this collaboration.” — Tory Burch
Silhouettes: Relaxed shapes capture the season’s effortless vibe. Slouchy, wide-legged pants, bohemian caftans and a wrap dress cut from scarves balance preppy shirts and a classic trench for a collection that is feminine and familiar, modern and easy.
Palette: Understated neutrals—crisp white, soft stone and toffee—juxtapose joyful bursts of color—poppy red, tangerine and mustard yellow—complemented by leaf green and muted shades of pink and chambray.
Prints & Patterns: A bold mix of prints and patterns from Hicks (or inspired by his work), including kaleidoscopic and geometric motifs as well as stripes in different iterations and scales. An iris print references Hicks’ love of gardens and a Moroccan-inspired pattern pays homage to his global influences.
Fabrications: Draped silk, cashmere and soft crepe set a laid-back tone underscored by designs crafted from terry beach towels and accessories in natural vachetta. Lace framing on silk and contrast boarders on cotton draw on interior design concepts, while sequins, laser-cut elements and fine metal embellishments add dimension and texture in unexpected ways. Graphic buttons and hardware add a signature touch.
Accessories: The focus is on easy, casual pieces, from pool slides and flat mules made of simple strings of leather to crossbody bags with graphic charms and oversized totes in terry toweling. The season’s geometric motifs carry through to the jewelry, including whimsical pendant necklaces, cuffs, earrings and signet rings.
Stylist: Benjamin Bruno
Location: The Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
Set Design: Landscape architect Miranda Brooks
Music: Produced by Michel Gaubert; Voigt & Voigt’s “Tribute To A Greek God,” Superpitcher’s “In My Head” (feat. Fantastic Twins) and Clarian’s “Ankh”
Beauty: Makeup artist Diane Kendal and the M•A•C Pro Team; hair by Guido for Redken