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Tory Burch Fall 2011 collection, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Mixing stripes with boyish plaids, Tory Burch takes us the English countryside
Mixing stripes with boyish plaids, Tory Burch takes us the English countryside

This season Tory Burch showcased her Fall 2011 collection in one of Lincoln Center’s runway venues, the Studio. Though held in the Studio, Tory opted for a hybrid of runway and presentation; the presentation models stood on either side of the catwalk opening and alternated as they strutted down the runway. The show cycled through several rounds allowing the inflow of new attendees to see the show. It was also an amazing way to get whichever view the attendee required; if you missed the beginning of the show or had a bad viewing spot based on the crowed, simply move and stay for the next installment.

For Fall, Tory Burch’s tomboy aesthetic came across in her sweater layering, tweeds, typical boxy shapes, and plaids. Featuring plenty of neutrals, warm greys, black, and heather textures, the collection also featured a more feminine side of lace, sequins, sheers, and crystals. Since beginning her collection, Tory Burch has achieved success by designing a product line which has been able to offer something for everyone; tunics can be seen from teens to chic mothers and her Reva flat is no different. The variety of transitional pieces in the Fall 2011 collection accommodate almost any woman’s wardrobe, allowing the purchaser to freshen her own collection without redoing.

The designer described the collection as “English countryside meets American Sportswear” which is seen through her geek-chic silhouettes featuring neck tie blouses, long tweed skirts, and 70’s style prints. The structured pieces are versatile to be mixed and matched while the earth-toned color palate is easily complimented by the season’s “it” pops of jewel tones even though they were excluded from her collection. Tory reminded the audience to mix prints and textures, pairing different colored tweeds as well as a striped sweater with a plaid skirt; keep tones together and rock any of Tory’s looks with an American born fashionista’s confidence for a look as crisp as the fall air.