Tory Burch is all grown up.
I’m not sure what her typical fan base will say, but the Tory of bright colors, tunic tops, and perpetual resort wear is gone. Fortunately, in her place, she has left the Tory I kept wishing would appear – someone who designs those same fabulously wearable, fun pieces…but for those of us who don’t spend every weekend in the Hamptons.
By far my favorite collection of hers so far, there were dozens of covetable looks in the fall ’08 show. There was a Missoni-inspired cardigan that will almost certainly be added to my closet, and a classic khaki sailor pant that looks as if it might actually be flattering on mere mortals.
Tory definitely kept a touch of her signature playfulness. I loved her knee-high stiletto lumberjack boot (wow, there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write), especially paired with an 80s-inspired bow-neck top and sleeveless cardigan. And her love of color was still evident – just a little more controlled. Overall, it was a fabulous show, and I was thrilled to see this new side of Tory Burch.