Maybe it’s because of my Downton Abbey marathon this weekend, but it feels to me like there’s something a tad Edwardian about Tory Burch Fall 2012. The clothes themselves had more references to midcentury Chanel than to turn-of-the-century British nobility, but something about the way that all of the models were so impeccably covered hit a slightly more traditional note. Not only were sleeves long and hemlines respectable, but the ways that fabrics and embellishments were layered over each other to create pieces that are then layered over pieces of a similar level of intricacy.

The final product is a bit prim, which is the word that Burch herself used to describe the collection, but it’s not prim in a negative way. Instead, it feels ladylike and refined but still wearable enough to work for the Tory customer. I predict strong opinions about the collection’s many plastic flower appliques, but I’ll reserve judgement on them until I can get them into my hot little hands.

  • Jolie

    Amazing Hd Wallappers and Real Scandals of Celebs & Stars…

    http://www.picshits.blogspot.com

  • Alexandra Davidoff

    This is either incredibly outdated, or too much of a copy of Chanel (and many times Chanel looks outdated). 

  • http://www.giftsbymadison.com/ Designer Inspired Handbags

    I actually like a few of the handbags.  Not a big fan of some of the outfits.

  • Courtney Boehm

    I’m a fan. It definitely seems to be a throwback to Chanel, but I think it works here. Very prim indeed!

    http://strivingforthechiclife.blogspot.com/ 

  • Hclubfan

    Sooo evocative of Chanel, Prada, Miu Miu.  I feel like I’ve seen it all before.

  • Grace

    I really love it, but it is very last year’s Prada

  • http://www.handbagmadness.com/ Womens handbags online

    A couple of the bags are nice

  • 19yearslater

    I LOVE Downton Abbey. These clothes aren’t worthy of the show, though. Not bad, just nothing great either. 

  • Marie Martell

    Really love the shoes! The collection isn’t exciting. 
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

  • nike shox vc

    I really love it
    http://www.nikesc123.com