The sunny terrace of the Meatpacking District’s Standard hotel offered a taste of Miami, which served as inspiration for Katharine Polk’s Houghton collection. Shunning those conventional references like palm trees and bold colors, the designer focused on more subtle, evocative elements.

Echoes of a fresh ocean breeze were in the flowing maxidresses, including a pleated shimmery silk chiffon gown worn with a long organza scarf tied in a bow at the shoulder. Brocade culottes were paired with a cropped short-sleeve sweater, while several floor-length frocks came in gingham patterns and soft abstract prints, worked in a light aquamarine and lilac palette that recalled the hues of Miami’s Art Deco district.

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