Graeme Armour’s first New York presentation was at once inventive, edgy and aggressive. With Yoko Ono as the inspiration, the Glasgow-born, Central Saint Martins graduate offered a traditional-East versus modern-West theme in a lineup of cool, tricky pieces, each with a life of its own, as in ruffled leather pants or a black cutout beaded tunic. But at second glance, there were wearable, practical pieces — skinny pants, leather tanks — that kept the collection grounded.

Graeme Armour’s first New York presentation was at once inventive, edgy and aggressive. With Yoko Ono as the inspiration, the Glasgow-born, Central Saint Martins graduate offered a traditional-East versus modern-West theme in a lineup of cool, tricky pieces, each with a life of its own, as in ruffled leather pants or a black cutout beaded tunic. But at second glance, there were wearable, practical pieces — skinny pants, leather tanks — that kept the collection grounded.

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