The Tory Burch pre-fall 2017 collection is stunning and bold. The prints and patterns shown throughout the collection are so detailed that it is hard to ever imagine being bored with them.
In particular, look number 4 is the most beautiful piece in the collection in my opinion due to the obvious influence within the patterns and accessorized detailing. Reportedly the influences for the collection were mid century Milan and India as well as Gabriella Crespi. Currently known as a spiritual seeker, Gabriella Crespi was previously known furniture designer, and it was her sculpturally designed furniture that made a clear impact on the pre-fall collection.
The collaboration of textures and prints increases the amount of interest in both visual and tactile aesthetics. The silhouettes are simple in appearance, belying the detail embedded into each and every piece. The golden leather accents and embellishments are lovely just as the perfectly placed crystals.
The silhouettes and styles range from linen coats and mini dresses to the stunning caftan. A tweed jacket and a brown suede-trimmed clear plastic jacket are informal outerwear options that would not actually protect from the elements very well, but would definitely make a fashionable impact.
The accessories included are impossible to miss, and so each look provides more and more interest with every glance. The incorporation of sculptural elements from Gabriella Crespi manifested in woodblock platform sandals that curved interestingly, as well as treated laminated leather that created the appearance of natural wood grain.
The inspirations did not stop with just the wood texture, feel and look, but Gabriella Crespi’s gift with chrome and brass pieces was well noted and thus appearances that called back to these pieces can be found throughout the collection. Small metal minaudières in the Tory Burch pre-fall 2017 collection are the most obvious of the pieces to bear fruit of inspiration from Crespi’s metalwork.
All of the stitching and embroidery are intricate and well tailored, but the outfits are still sleekly designed and beautifully fit because the embellishments are just enough to decorate, not enough to overpower or drag down the material. The separates are graceful ensembles that are nothing if not refined.
The Tory Burch pre-fall 2017 collection is well rounded, encompassing pants, skirts, dresses, jackets, caftans and a variety of lengths and necklines, as well as sleeve lengths and shapes. Though the accessories are incredible with even more detail to get lost in, they are mostly interchangeable, as accessories should be, but without the misfortune of being boring which can happen against a collection featuring so much in each look.
Overall the Tory Burch aesthetic is consistent within the pre-fall 2017 collection as expected – resplendent in style and detail and magnificent in overall appearance.
Photos courtesy of Vogue