“Our Fall/Winter 2019 collection is inspired by Black Mountain College, known for its unconventional approach to education and for shaping the trajectory of modern art in America. This season is a mix-match of revamped classics — floral prints, graphic stripes, menswear materials and romantic silhouettes. There’s a modern eccentricity to raw fringe, exaggerated ruffles, knife pleats, cut-glass jewelry, deconstructed bags and sharp boots.” — Tory Burch
Silhouettes: Fall/Winter 2019 reflects effortless modernity with uncomplicated, relaxed silhouettes. Polished pieces —tailored trousers, structured loden coats, andclassicblazers—balance billowy shapes. There is a refined magpie approach to layering—sporty parkas draped over evening gowns, a striped slip under a gauzy shirtdress…
Palette: Rooted in muted neutrals—crisp white, black and the brand’s signature navy—the collection is warmed up with earthy, autumnal hues of umber brown, deep red and cayenne. Pops of vibrant color—bright yellow and green—inject energy.
Prints & Patterns: Bold stripes, vivid paisleys and feminine florals play off one another to unexpected effect. A collage print blends archival photography and whimsical illustration.
Fabrications: Herringbones and checks are coolly classic while crochet patches convey an understated nostalgia. Fluid ruffles and a print-on-pleat technique bring movement and dimension. Sequins and square-shaped paillettes add a rich lustre. Deliberately unfinished embroideries are raw and imperfect, nodding to technical artistry of Anni Albers, a central figure at Black Mountain.
Accessories: The textural mix carries through to accessories. Loafers—a mélange of velvet, leather, and brass hardware—have a bookish sophistication while high-shine Mary Janes bring a retro girlish allure. Variations on our iconic Lee handbag — including a new deconstructed version — are key. Bold glass crystal earrings and pull-on boots channel an eighties vibe.
Music: Produced by Michel Gaubert; “Crawfish,” by Elvis Presley and Kitty White; “M.A.Y. in the Backyard,” by Ryuichi Sakamoto; “Hurt So Bad,” by Little Anthony & the Imperials; “Love Me Tender,” by Elvis Presley.
Stylist: Benjamin Bruno
Location: Pier 17
Set Design: Artwork courtesy of David Benjamin Sherry and Salon 94
Beauty: Makeup artist Diane Kendal and the M•A•C Pro Team; hair by Guido for Redken