Even with her already indelible signature of flouncy femininity, Tory Burch still ventured into unchartered territories in her Fall 2019 show. Her inspiration this season was the Black Mountain College, a short-lived experimental institution that took on liberal arts and was a confluence of various artists making their voices heard and ideas known. This prompted the eclecticism in Burch’s latest line which, among other things, delved into slightly masculine tailoring. Marked by an opening of a gunmetal gray coat with silver hardware fasteners, the show often tiptoed between the strong and serene, taking on sharp silhouettes, but at the same time, celebrating the softer shapes as well. A double-breasted slightly oversized navy jacket was paired with a floaty cream-colored satin skirt, while a black streamlined coat was worn over a silky white dress. A caftan-like maxi dress was a patchwork of all sorts of floral patterns, succeeded by an oversized puffer coat lined with a dainty-looking pink floral print. The mash-up of ideas was fearless, and while it didn’t always work, the risk was beautiful enough.
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