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2014-10-24

TORY BURCH @ FW2014 Collection


TORY BURCH FW2014 collection inspiration starts with the armor her parents collected. The references are subtle, whether in the mix of textures (woven, quilted, pleated) or in the tapestry brocades and florals. The focus is on clean, strong silhouettes with bold embellishments.  Accessories reflect the mood, belts with chain details, lace-up ghillie heels and muffs.


<INSPIRATION>
“Fall inspiration started with armor. It’s something I grew up with. My grandfather collected it and then my parents and now I do.”


<OVERALL COLLECTION>
“There’s a sense of richness to the collection but it’s also a bit laid back and casual.”


<PROPORTION/SILHOUETTES>
“We played a lot with proportions. We always balanced the silhouette we did oversized on top with shorter on the bottom and vice versa.”


<TAPESTRY PRINT AND COLOR>
“A lot of pieces were taken directly from a tapestry. We looked at it for the textures and the colors. We started with reds and then added on olives and grays.”


<SADDLERY PRINTS>
“We did some great saddlery prints that were inspired by a 16th-century book.  We mixed in textures from different saddles and incorporated that into prints.”


<DRAGON AND HORSE PRINT>
“Our dragon and horse prints have a bit of whimsy but done in a way that’s sophisticated.”


<ACCESSORIES>
“Some of the texture from RTW appeared throughout accessories, including the handbags. I love our slouchy satchel. We did it in all different ways in tooled leather, in embossed leather, in vintage leather and in different sizes.”


<EMBELLISHMENT>
“Embellishments were either very bold or very minimal. When we thought about armor we didn’t want to be too literal. You can see it in the trim on a wrap skirt, Maltese cross details, and an oversized fisherman’s sweater with foil at the top.”