It was an amusing theme for the first show on Valentine’s Day: theproper girl who always falls for the bad guy. It proved a sound startingpoint for Tory Burch’s collection, which the designer delivered with asubtle hand. Her woman continues to be polished, but this season, Burchadded an underlying sexiness to the lineup, with body-conscioussilhouettes often nipped at the waist — still a little prim, but alsoseductive. The theme was extended into accessories for framed handbagswith plastic floral paillettes and tortoise chains, some which swung abit Marni. There was plenty of romance, too, i.e., a ruched chiffondress and a top with an organza appliqué teamed with a tweed skirt.Burch also played with touches of men’s wear, most notably in ahoundstooth motif she used for a sequined dress, as well as hand-paintedleather jackets and plaid pants. The latter pieces added some edge — asavvy move, considering some people are trying to nip at her balletflats.

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