Hash has also had a chance to grow up, honing her occasionally sophomoric experiments (upside-down trousers, anyone?) and adding a little lace and flounce to the mix (though without turning cutesy). Her first look, a shirt with a flannel stole wrapped around it, finished with a raw-edged rosette of menswear fabric, augured well for a cool balance of masculine and feminine. She followed through with narrowed-down coats, pinstripes in navy and brown, checked suiting fabrics, and wispy antique-lace blouses. She revisited some of her earlier dissections of traditional menswear, but with a lighter touch: inside-out bellhop jackets reveal the bindings of seams, and striped linings bunch out to create interesting volumes at the edge of jackets. In another transposition, she took the pleating from the front of a classic men’s dinner shirt and transferred it onto navy gabardine skirts and jackets, leaving the edges unfinished. It takes time to nurture talent, and some never make it; but this season Anne Valérie Hash is looking like a full-fledged contender.