Tory Burch is an attainable, luxury, lifestyle brand defined by classic American sportswear with an eclectic sensibility, which embodies the personal style and spirit of its co founder and creative director, Tory Burch. Perceiving a void in the market for a sophisticated American aesthetic at an accessible price point, Tory wanted to create stylish yet wearable clothing and accessories for women of all ages.
Tory Burch was launched in February 2004 as a lifestyle concept with multiple product categories, including ready to wear, handbags, shoes and jewelry. Going against the minimalist trend that was popular at the time, Tory designed her flagship boutique, in downtown New York, to feel more like a room in her own home than a traditional retail store. Key design elements featured in all boutiques include orange lacquer doors, mirrored walls, and Lucite fixtures.
Tory graduated from The University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Art History and moved to New York to pursue a career in the fashion industry. She has worked for some of America"s greatest designers, including Ralph Lauren, Vera Wang and Narciso Rodriguez at Loewe.
In June 2008, Tory won the CFDA award for Accessory Designer of the Year. In November 2007, she was honored by the Accessories Council of Excellence with the award for Accessory Brand Launch of the year. In 2005, the Fashion Group International awarded her with the Rising Star Award for best new retail concept.
Tory Burch is available at 16 free standing Tory Burch boutiques across the US, www.toryburch.com and over 400 select department and specialty stores worldwide.
Tory"s childhood on a farm outside of Philadelphia, as well as her mother and father"s unique sense of personal style, influence the aesthetic of the collection. Her sensibility is also inspired by art, photography, films, travel, and the work of interior designer David Hicks. Graphic prints, bold colors and ethnic detailing are all signatures of the brand.
For Fall 2012 designers are inspired by a wide range of influences, from the elaborate details of brocade and metallic gold embellishments to the dynamic mix of military chic and power pantsuits. Colo