Armor, once collected by her parents, was the starting point for ToryBurch’s savvy fall collection — savvy because she interpreted theinspiration with subtlety.


Instead of metal breastplates, which are tough to pull offcommercially, Burch captured the vibe via sleek silhouettes, prettymetallic textures and baroque touches. A chic coat, for example,featured a tweed bodice and wool sleeves, the skirt rendered in fur. Itsstructured lines softly hinted at Burch’s theme, as did the shimmeringfoiled wool she used for an oversize turtleneck sweater shown with apleated lamé miniskirt.

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