Tory Burch Pre-Fall 2011 Collection Preview (Exclusive)
Luxist was invited to the Tory Burch showroom at the designer's Manhattan headquarters yesterday to preview her "Pre-Fall" 2011 collection.
In designing the collection, Burch was inspired by Parisian chic with global influences. The collection includes texture and prints mixed together. There are stripes, florals, ikat and a heart motif found throughout the line from the dresses to the blouses, jackets and shorts. The color palette of neutrals, navy, white, and pops of red, ties the looks together.
The Pre-Fall line features fluid dresses, wrap dresses, sweater dresses and lightweight blouses as well as cropped tailored pants (as seen above) and a beautiful trench coat with a detachable shearling collar. The suede collection, which includes dresses and jackets, are especially impressive, and look sharp when layered. For example, a suede short-sleeved dress is paired with a short sleeved striped blouse, with only the blouse's sleeves and collar showing.
Indeed, everything is meant to be layered, as it is a theme found throughout much of the collection. This was done to make the pieces easy to wear in the summer and then into the fall.
Understated accessories are also featured in the collection, including gingko leaf necklaces, chunky woven wedge shoes and small cross-body bags---all adding a polished finish (see gallery for images). The shoe collection is gorgeous and coordinated as well. The tall riding boots that come in both suede and leather are sure to be a huge hit. Old standards are also featured in the collection, such as the popular must-have "Eddie" ballet flats.
Tory Burch's Pre-Fall 2011 collection will be available for purchase in May through the Tory Burch website, at its namesake boutiques across the country as well as at more than 450 select department and specialty stores worldwide. The jewelry collection will be only available on the Tory Burch website and at Tory Burch boutiques.