Chinese-born designer Masha Ma took inspiration from betta fish this season, looking to the colorful fins as a jumping-off point for scaly prints in bright colors as seen on a flowing, pleated chiffon number with silver embroidery. The collection was full of fabric folds on fitted silhouettes of ultratight pencil skirts and dresses with dramatic peplums that sprouted from the waist or frills that swung from the hem. Despite some interesting and graceful pieces, the awkward footwear, which was on the edge of vulgar, was a distraction from the clothes.

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