Derek Lam took last season’s “Love Story” and re-interpreted it with new technical fabrics. At his hand, a pea coat and a silk shirt and bootleg tailored pants get built for 2011 speed.

Tory Burch took a tour through the archives of the titans of American sportswear, from Blass to Cashin and beyond and served up a mash-up of classics that will satisfy all corners of her ever-growing audience. She hit all of fall’s high notes with combos of burgundy and navy, beige and black and the preppy propriety of schoolgirl uniforms with a fashionista’s knowing twist.

At DKNY, Donna Karan crossed ’70s with a little ’80s Mod — from vintage-feeling color block silk pleat dresses to skinny plaid pantsuits. Short hems, long hems, skinny pants, flared pants, it’s all topped with a statement jacket, from a short camel cape to a navy and black V-neck coat with leather sleeves.