In an intimate presentation at China Blue, a restaurant in TriBeCa, Danica Zheng presented her fall lineup for Pamplemousse. Inspired by the 16th-century Chinese novel, “Journey to the West,” she gave a modern twist to a number of Asian motifs. She showed rich tapestry coats with a fur-trimmed shawl collar, relaxed velvet cropped trousers and a silk and lace blouse.
Zheng also made some delicate lingerie references: a bralike top with embellished straps, lace peeking through a plaid dress and lace details on the hem of a skirt. It was all sweet and charming, but the garter belts over pants where just plain silly.