August Window Madison Ave.
The Fall 2019 collection was inspired by Black Mountain College, a small fine and liberal arts college lived briefly, but vibrantly, from 1933-1957. Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina, it was the place where artists of every discipline, color and religion came to learn. They learned from each other, fought for their ideals and forever changed the trajectory of Modern Art. Most of today’s greatest artists can trace a straight line back to someone who either taught at or attended Black Mountain College. Tory’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection is inspired by the spirit of Black Mountain’s artistic ideals — those unburdened by rules and restrictions. When approaching the design of the windows, we wanted to tap into the progressive ideals and free spirit of Black Mountain and its unconventional approach to education and art.