Tory Burch launches a Pre-Fall collection inspired by all things Georgia O’Keeffe

The Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2019 collection was inspired by artist Georgia O’Keeffe — the way she lived her life and how she interpreted the American Southwest. Saturated colors and textured finishes are influenced by the landscapes O’Keeffe saw and painted. Not only a groundbreaking artist with pioneering personal style—as so well documented in the Brooklyn Museum’s 2017 show about her life and work, “Living Modern.” She was also a staunch advocate for women’s rights.

Burch’s Pre-Fall lineup takes its cues from O’Keeffe’s New Mexico period. The collection featured modern shirtdresses, cotton tunics and easy dresses, done in stripe-on-stripes, smocking and Japanese indigo prints.  Feminine elements like smocking, lace, and desert flower embroideries, and masculine-leaning pieces like workwear separates and sturdy ribbed cardigans. Special touches abound, most notably in the pigment-striped silk shirts and pleated skirts and a lofty hot pink cardigan with real white porcelain buttons. Porcelain cow skulls echoing the artist’s famous canvases appear as jewelry.

Jewelry and accessories continued the story in organic sculptures, woven leather bags and pony clogs and lace-up shoes.