“Pre-Fall 2017 was inspired by Gabriella Crespi’s life — from Milan to India, cosmopolitan to bohemian chic. We paired crisp tailoring and fluid shapes, streamlined and textured fabrics, geometric patterns and rich florals and embroideries. Crespi’s work and her love of natural and mixed materials influenced our accessories: carved-wood platforms, inlaid minaudières and porcupine-quill earrings.” — Tory Burch
Silhouettes: A journey from Italy to India translates into a collection that blends chic cosmopolitan tailoring with bohemian ease. Polished jackets, A-line skirts and a classic trench balance drawstring waists and caftans. Volume is seen throughout, from free-flowing dresses with billowing sleeves to pants with a subtle flair.
Palette: A classic palette of burnt sienna, navy and ivory gives way to the vibrant colors of India—saffron, masala and gold.
Prints & Patterns: Decorative florals, woodblock motifs and patchwork play off of geometric patterns and an elliptical chain print.
Fabrications: A mélange of materials puts the focus on contrast: Gold-foiled leather appliqués on linen; lace borders on featherweight silk; and suede pieced on transparent plastic. Maharaja-jewel embellishments, seedbeads, threadwork and a lurex jacquard add subtle shine, texture and dimension, while smocking and pleats bring movement.
Accessories: Organic shapes and natural materials meet modern concepts in porcupine-quill chandeliers and a sculptural pendant inlaid with a mosaic of shells. The mix carries through to shoes, from scalloped wood platforms and feminine loafers to springbok mules with a leather medallion framed in fur. Handbags round out the collection with a soft shoulder bag, a structured minaudière and a classic silhouette featuring the message, “We belong to one another.”