Kimberly Ovitz’s show notes said she was studying the “human psyche and natural defenses that manifest mentally and physically” to explore “the intricacies of the illusional protection systems seen in animals and insects.” That’s some heavy reading material. For the most part, Ovitz translated her research into a continuation on her dark and moody journey — this time with cocoon layering, some abstract prints and a slight futuristic bent with silver, space-age pieces.

She started with several strong looks, including the black jersey gown that was draped and tied together. It was romantic but with an edge, sure to please her following. Ovitz still offered many of those asymmetrical dresses that have become her signature, but also evolved her range with more separates, i.e., a printed vest layered over a jacket and black pants.

Midway through the show, the designer sent out two blue cutout minidresses that were sculpted to the body with an overt sexiness. They were a bit of a head-scratcher and at odds with the rest of the lineup, which otherwise made a statement for fluidity.

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