While many designers get their inspiration from legendary artist Georgia O’Keeffe‘s works of art, Tory Burch got hers from the icon’s own wardrobe instead. For Pre-Fall 2019, the contemporary designer offered a unique and rather harmonious mix of country-style and urban flair inspired by what O’Keeffe wore during her heyday. A staunch feminist, the artist was one to mix masculine pieces with her feminine ensembles, as did Burch this season with the soft tailoring and injection of frills. Perhaps the most noteworthy about this line are the long and lean silhouettes it proposed, from the floaty maxi dresses to the bohemian look of wearing pants under a dress. This calls to mind an irony in letting go of sexual frivolity while, on the other hand, encouraging sensuality through a more subtle sartorial approach. Flowers—signatures of both O’Keeffe’s and Burch’s—were still included here by way of the silky frocks, embroidered jackets, and a few jackets. And no matter how one looks at this collection, there’s no denying that this is a wardrobe for a strong woman.
Photo: Courtesy of Tory Burch