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She's got game: Tory Burch fall collection combines sporty attitude and equestrian style

Tory Burch collection combines sporty attitude and equestrian style

Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 40
Tory Burch horse-print satin crepe dress. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 1
Tory Burch jockey-patterned wool coat and band-collar cotton dress. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 14
Tory Burch paisley=print silk knit peplum dress. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 2
Tory Burch wool jacket, Tory Sport track jacket, wool turtleneck sweater and moleskin jodhpur pant. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 18
Tory Burch shearling bomber jacket, Gemini link print satin shirt and flared jeans. Photo courtesy of Tory Burch
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 39
Tory Burch patterned lace long dress.
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 26
Tory Burch floral-print silk twill tunic dress.  
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 40
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 1
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 14
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 2
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 18
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 39
Tory Burch fall 2016 collection Look 26

Tory Burch sure is a good sport. Her fall collection, unveiled at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week, incorporates her love of horseback riding, with bold equestrian prints and jockey-silk patterns, along with track suits, pants and polo shirts mixed in from her new Tory Sport collection.

Burch opens and closes the collection with a horsey theme, leading off with a series of overcoats, peacoats, skirts and tops in multi-colored jockey-patterns and ending with jackets, tunics, pants and sweaters in an eye-catching horsehead print of contrasting colors — an orange and purple horsehead print dress is a highlight.

She mixes in track pants from her Tory Sport collection with a diamond patterned sequin and satin crepe sweater and shows a shearling bomber jacket with Tory Sport tomato-red track pants, indicating that nowadays women can easily mix sport styles into their more traditional wardrobe.

The middle of the 41-look collection is more urban and urbane, in keeping with Burch's other inspiration — Eric Rohemer's 1972 film L'amour l'apres-midi (in the United States, the classic film was titled Chloe in the Afternoon). Paisley print dresses, skirts and jackets in a purple chain pattern and tiny floral printed tunic dresses, pants and blouses infuse the collection with a kicky '70s attitude, for those times when a woman doesn't feel quite as sporty but wants to have fun.