“I really wanted to think about the concept of reality and then dream,” Tory Burch explained during a preview of her pre-fall collection. “The reality of how women want to dress and the versatility. I wanted to play with the proportions through form and body with the mix of color block fabrics and keeping that very light and airy feel. Then about the versatility – just this idea of wearing things in different ways.
Spring picnic throws, an emphasis on size, and a holistic, artisanal and refined approach to the feminine wardrobe continued to shine through fall in an eccentric juxtaposition of dreamlike summer colors and neutral neutral.
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The humble cotton fabrications have been transformed into loose skirts and dresses with corset-inspired printed waistlines, gathered and topstitched. For example, there was a black one-shoulder dress with subtle tie details exposing the shoulder and a tie-dye cut and sewn waist, a a lilac dress with hook closures or a gathered and pleated summer plaid day dress. Feminine ensembles in blocked colors and prints – structured and easy skirts and flowy blouses – added to the idea with a versatile and matching wardrobe in mind.
“I also wanted a subtlety of the beauty of the details, where everything was not obvious. When you look at the garment you see more and more attention to detail, ”she noted of the tightly edited assortment, adding,“ Take the idea of classic things and twist it. For the past few years, I’ve been obsessed with this concept of pieces that last. I really want to have things that you can build and layer in your wardrobe. It is not necessarily about a specific moment, but about being timeless.
In a similar vein, colorful technical knit headbands were layered and twisted over the looks while a dip-dye cashmere knit was manipulated into a shrug-like shape, gathered and cinched at the bust with hardware. architectural silver, as seen on a linen and cotton poplin dress with lilac top, beige skirt and gathered and pinched waist with check pattern.
The knit style has also been offered as a simple crew neck or an elongated, raised dress, adding to the brand’s classic American sportswear day-to-night appeal alongside new lightweight and graphic preppy knits. with melted logo patterns and contrast color techniques. knit skirts. The ideas seemed equally familiar and fresh through the manipulated proportions and bold colourways.
Accessories completed the collection with architectural and artisan touches through handbags (structured and foldable leather tote bags and textured woven mushroom bags), belts, shoes (with T heels) and metal jewelry ( playful toad-shaped earrings and pendants).
Overall, Burch’s pre-fall collection sent a message of optimism and femininity, with a down-to-earth approach to attire and the right amount of high handcrafted details.
Launch gallery: Tory Burch before fall 2022
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