[NEW YORK, NY.] Modern art in America can be credited to the experimental Black Mountain College founded in 1933 and became the foundation for influential music composers, poets and sculptors to explore holistic learning and the study of arts. For the Tory Burch Fall-Winter 2019 collection Mrs CEO and designer tapped into one of her obsessions with the progressive attitude showcased with the Black Mountain College faculty. The only alumna that I recognise from the list of students was Ruth Asawa. An intricate wire sculptor that was praised for her sense of transparency and lightness in movement.
There were quite a few nods to Ruth Asawa’s aesthetic with primarily the abstract prints and fabrics used throughout the collection. Of course, layering in the winter months is common, yet, Burch mastered the way to capture lightness in the layering of clothes. Yes, fashion is art and the main thing in art is experimenting and there wasn’t a mistake in any of the ideas displayed on the runway. Perhaps, there were a few looks that had a lot to absorb at first glance, yet, it remained polished and refined. The entire collection was a little reminiscent of what the early 2000’s red carpet looks were aiming for but couldn’t really grasp what Tory Burch presented
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