It’s halfway through fashion week here, and most designers have eschewed the flirty girliness that dominated the New York and European collections. Instead, they’re doing what they do best — art-school edge and club-kid cool.

Rojas designer Freddie Rojas, Melrose Avenue’s perennial clubster, knows what it takes to keep kids dancing all night — mesh overlays for breathability, miniskirts for movement and a strip or two of shiny silver or bright neon to really stand out in the crowd. John Sakalis, meanwhile, slashed, tore and draped tops and dresses in vibrant sherbet greens, blues, yellows and fuchsia. The best pieces — utilizing bat wings, pleats and cowlnecks — swirled and twisted the hues together.

Perhaps the different drummer mood is what led New Yorker Lika Volkov to show her Antilika collection here. She spun artsiness in a new direction: bulbous tops that can be flattened or poufed out according to whether or not a girl’s having a fat day, and the clothes looked well-made. But despite that stab at Everywoman appeal, the expand-contract motif just won’t fly off the runway.

Bohemian Society’s Heather Scott and Victor Wilde, meanwhile, missed the artsy mark they were trying to hit. The duo claim to be “fashion’s first secret sect with a firm belief in not giving a f***,” their program noted. But irreverence has been done, and with better clothes than rehashed punk stripes, rips and screenprints.

W.I.E.’s Ghia C. Fam gave a passing nod to the flirty moment with pastel minis worn as tops and wide-leg gypsy pants in flowing jersey. Other than that, it was strictly hard edges, biker jackets and low-slung buckled belts. When the flou did hit fully, it was courtesy of New Yorker David Rodriguez, who worked pastel polkadots and pinstripes into charming, trim suits and ruffled dresses.

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