Tory Burch described her pre-fall offering as "a little Parisian chic." Left Bank, not Right. There was a—comment dit-on?—insouciance to the way Burch piled layers on layers, in a bold variety of prints created by her team. They were the sort you'd find at the stalls of Paris' famous flea markets: an Indian-ish elephant print, snaking florals, and then true-blue gingham and even a splash of hearts. "It's a lot of textures, but the palette really brings everything together," Burch said.

That neutral palette—ivory, bone, taupe, navy, and a few flashes of red—isn't what you'd expect from the woman behind an empire of orange-lacquered shops. But if this is Burch stretching her legs, it's worth giving her some space. She may have skirted overkill with all those layers, but the designer also showed her strength with pieces that'll separate to become standouts on the shop floor, like a mushroom-colored suede T-shirt dress with geometric leather details.