Designer: Gemma Kahng
Location: Her Garment Center studio
Crowd: Elle, WWD, Daily Front Row.
Inspiration: French country interiors.
First Impressions: Capitalizing on the buzz from her appearance on Joe Zee's reality show, All on the Line, comeback kid Kahng presented a tightly edited collection of 18 black and white looks with an emphasis on romantic, quasi-Victorian cuts in sexy, skin-baring lace and figure-flattering stretch silk georgette, all worn with off-kilter buns and duct tape sandals.
Standout Piece(s): A lace-bodice black dress with strategically-placed fabric panel and flirty lace peplum that formed a tail down the back of the skirt, a deeply-v'ed ivory lace dress that was equal parts vixen and ingenue, an elegant cutaway jacket with sheer lace sleeves, and a sweetly sexy lace-trimmed romper.