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.

By  on March 7, 2017

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.

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