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New York Fashion Week: Tory Burch's spring cleaning

September 16, 2010 | 11:15 am

Orangedress After several feather-, stud- and jewel-embellished seasons, Tory Burch cut through the clutter for spring, showing the kind of classic, 1970s-inspired sportswear she made her name on.

Her collection was polished and grown-up, hitting all of the season's trends, both feminine- and masculine-inspired.

At the top of the list: an orange shirt dress with billowy sleeves. (Several retail buyers have said orange is the color of the spring season.)

Khakiskirt Mid-calf-length skirts were here, in button-front khaki, worn with a metallic T-shirt; or crisp navy, with a white blouse tucked in, and a great goldtone metal belt with cord lacing.

There were good-looking tailored pieces, too, including a striking white suit with loose pants, and an eyelet polo underneath; a navy-and-white regatta stripe suit with slim, cropped pants; and a navy-and-white space-dyed pea coat with brass buttons.

Tbhoodie Best of all were Burch's refined takes on two icons of the boho collegiate set -- the Mexican blanket hoodie (she paired it with gold lame pants) and the African straw bag.

Well done.

-- Booth Moore in New York

Tory Burch spring - summer 2011 runway collection photo gallery

Photos: top, orange dress by Tory Burch. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images. Right, khaki skirt with metallic top by Tory Burch. Credit: Elizabeth Pantaleo / Getty Images. Bottom, Mexican blanket hoodie with gold pants by Tory Burch. Credit: Jonas Gustavsson & Peter Stigter / For The Times.