Designer Anais Mak sought to reinvigorate feminine dressing by updating classic shapes with contemporary cues. Though shapes strayed toward a succession of classic button-down blouses with ribbed cuffs, paper bag full skirts and slipdresses, exuberant surface treatments — crystal studs as polka dots, metallic paisley fabrics, laminated laces — made for a kicky collection.
The richness was offset by transparency, of fabrics or inserts. A long knit dress was sliced with crochet inserts that gave it a Breton-stripe effect. Along skirts, ruffles were half-festooned, half dangling. Thick thread scribbled across neck and hem lines in a graphic take on lace, while a polo shirt was revisited in a shimmery fishnet knit. The looks were riotous at times but always riveting.