Jen Kao Does Runways

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Last night Jen Kao finally showed her collection on a proper runway (we love a presentation, but runway energy can't be beat) and even after day two, it's the best thing we've seen. The clothes were sexy, but cool sexy without screaming hipster. She used cutouts and texture and most importantly, seams to build streamlined silhouettes that look like they'd actually work on my 5'4'' size 6 body. Her dresses and skinny pants, usually paired with slouchy sheer tops or paneled blouses, came in a dusty color palette of grey, pink and blue. And as if the clothes weren't enough, Eddie Borgo's jewelry (his boyfriend Keegan Singh styled the show, too) and the chain mail shoe's made me swoon. Every season there's one shoe I can't stop thinking about and these are holding steady in first place - even among the sea of thigh high boots in the front row. The designer has a solid stable of cult fans - Julia Restoin Roitfeld and LSD sat front row - but once one of the two gowns she showed pops up on the red carpet, we expect she'll be quite major.