Fall 2020 collection by Tory Burch has been created by the designer in dialogue with Francesca DiMattio, American artist whose works are inspired by the female figure and its forms. Flowers are another important symbol in DiMattio’s production and are the subject around which the prints for this collection have been designed. They cover clothes and boots and are very delicate, decidedly Victorian.
The shapes of the outfits are Victorian indeed. Shaped jackets buttoned to the neck, trousers tucked into boots, long dresses and white collars with ruches.
The collection is therefore very feminine, and its main objective is to rethink the figure of woman – just like in DiMattio’s works. Fighting stereotypes and redefining the female role in society has often required the adoption of male costumes, to transfer, in a certain sense, male power to its female counterpart. Burch is trying to go beyond this need, trying to imagine how the woman of the future can feel strong in her own clothes, without having to borrow someone else’s wardrobe.
Thus, the collection is at the meeting point between delicacy, femininity and the exercise of power, which together create a very interesting dialogue, on which we will probably have to focus more.
Words by Giulia Greco