“This Fall/Winter 2020, we were inspired by Francesca Dimattio’s sculptures. Her work imbues the decorative with strength and power,” Tory Burch remarks.
The designer takes a leaf out of the ceramic artist’s book, challenging traditional norms of femininity by playing up structural details against fluid silhouettes. The new Eleanor shoulder bag arrives fresh off the runway, encapsulating the collection’s theme as supple Italian leather takes robust form.
Dainty with a hard edge, the Eleanor bag makes a statement with its bold signature hardware. A focal point of the design, the logo is exaggeratedly oversized. The overall execution is indicative of a high fashion take on the classic Tory emblem.The accent feature boasts thoughtfully carved details and a brushed brass finish that deftly elevates the look.
The Eleanor caters to every occasion, available in mini, small and large. The large version comes with a comfortable, adjustable leather strap attached to two metal clips. The accordion construction equips the bag with a surprisingly spacious capacity, making it ideal for daily use. Spruced up in playful autumn shades like deep red Claret and Toasted Pecan, Eleanor’s neutral palette is sure to complement any ensemble year-round.
The petite alternatives are perfect for a playful night on the town. The small variant accommodates all phone sizes up to an iPhone 11 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note 10+. Meanwhile, the mini can comfortably house the most critical of essentials like a tube of lipstick and a credit card. The Eleanor bag closes with a magnetic flip-lock closure, securing the bag’s contents.
Both the small and mini Eleanor bags feature metal chain straps matching the brassy gold emblem. A style exclusive to Tory Burch, the chain is reminiscent of ropes with an apparent jewellery-inspired quality to it. As functional as it is stylish, the twisted rope chain is also adjustable and may be worn doubled up or long and crossbody.
The artfully structured range marks the first-time pursuit for Tory Burch. A modern twist on a classic silhouette, minimalist construction gracefully combines with large sculptural brass detailing. Exceptionally fashion-forward, the range highlights extraordinary craftsmanship as smooth leather is rolled onto a suede underlay, patchworked and finished with a hand-painted edge. Each handbag requires a total of nine hours to complete.
The Eleanor bag is a timeless, well-constructed piece that makes a versatile companion to any ensemble in need of a touch of female empowerment. Dressed up or down, and styled a variety of ways, the elegant accessory communicates strength and authority, making a perfect fit for the modern woman.
Photography: Soon Lai @ Awesome Images
Styling: Ibnu Aswan
Makeup: Cat Yeong
Hair: Bibian Leong
Model: Anatasiia @ Wu Models
Clothing and accessories: Tory Burch
This story first appeared in Prestige Malaysia’s October 2020 issue.