The Clothes: A sophisticated spin on the girl-meets-boy aesthetic that designer Marissa Webb perfected at her former post as head of womenswear at J. Crew. While there were some elements of the collection that unmistakably recalled the mega retailer (a quirky printed jumpsuit, for instance, and a color-blocked blouse and skirt combo), on the whole it was definitely more grown-up and refined--for the woman, who perhaps, has graduated from J. Crew: The palette was mainly black-and-white (save for a bright-red suit, a pale pink dress, and a few pieces of turquoise abstract print), and the dresses and suit separates were impeccably tailored.
The Hair & Makeup: Hair was pulled back in a loose pony, cheeks were rosy and lips had a faint pink stain.
The Soundtrack: Mellow and upbeat
The Vibe: At the box at Lincoln Center, Webb's low-key presentation was a welcome moment of calm away from the storm--both literal (it was pouring out) and figurative (the frenzy that often accompanies runway shows).