Francesca DiMattio’s sculptures are the inspiration for Tory Burch’s fall/winter 2020 collection.
The American artist is known for her paintings and ceramic sculptures inspired by architecture and design, and imbued with cultural and historical references.
According to Tory Burch, DiMattio transforms “wedding-dress beads and basket weaving, often dismissed as mere decorations, into imposing structures, blurring what’s man-woman, old-new, high-low. DiMattio challenges the traditional norms of femininity.”
She developed prints for the collection based on her sculptures with the prints ranging from painterly florals to abstract takes on Sèvres porcelain. Plaids and stripes bring an understated nostalgia while a Delft-inspired blue-and-white tile print nods to Tory’s love of classic porcelain.
The collection reinterprets classic and nostalgic themes: menswear suiting cut with a softer shape, structural details played against fluid silhouettes, historic references reworked with modern ideas. All epitomized in the gray power suit, silk lace blouse and tall leather boots. Refined and lighthearted, especially the prints which were designed by DiMattio. Based on our shared appreciation of the history of Turkish, English and French porcelain, but here the colors and patterns are bolder and more exaggerated.
Equal emphasis is placed on bags and boots. The new Eleanor shoulder bag is structured and crafted from Italian leather. For the Lee Radziwill collection, new interpretations of the ’70s saddlebag and an accordion shape. Every look is punctuated with strong boots: mid-calf, riding, over-the-knee; pointed or tapered-square toe.
The palette features bursts of bright yellow, mint and petal pink pop against subdued cream, white, charcoal, navy and black.
Square-toed riding boots offer an appealing austerity while Lee Radziwill saddlebags convey a polished, Seventies-era louche. Architectural brass rings—a deconstruction of our iconic logo—round out of the collection.
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