Fall/Winter 2020: Runway Report
Reinterpreting the power look of decades past with a true spin on feminine and masculine motifs. Traditionally menswear materials or silhouettes with pretty, soft, boldly colorful counterpoints. Gentler tailoring of a gray suit worn with over-the-knee black leather boots; plaid ruffled dresses; top coats, field jackets and leather shearlings finished in bright prints, soft shearling or velvet. It’s classic Tory Burch: tomboy done dressed up.
What goes around comes around. Tory and Francesca DiMattio are fascinated by of the history porcelain — French, Turkish and English. When designing the prints for Fall/Winter 2020, DiMattio reworked some of those classical styles, making the colors and patterns bolder and more exaggerated than the originals. The effect is subversively striking and pretty on deconstructed gowns with oversized paillettes, printed on shearling jackets, blended into cozy intarsia sweaters and sunburst pleats of uneven-hemmed skirts.
Another big trend at FW2020: a collar unafraid to be different. Broad, long collars that reference the Dutch Masters whose work Tory studied in college; pussy bow blouses that are a collection signature; dickeys, also a house favorite; and up-to-the-chin ruffles with romantic appeal.
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