Midtown Manhattan in July may not be the most obvious place to look for
enlightenment, but Rachel Comey found inspiration aplenty for her troupe of quirky, playful girls in the midst of an urban heat wave. A mishmash of bright prints provided a bit of tropical escapism, while neatly cinched
waists and an overall hip-hugging silhouette made for a more overtly sexy look than Comey has shown in the past. When the prints weren't played against each othermostly to charming effectthey popped against a refreshing palette of pool blue and chartreuse. In one notable look, slim little shorts were slipped under a pouf skirt and topped with a plum knit tank, giving the option of volume and providing a cheeky look at layering. Backstage, the queen of quirk, Parker Posey, declared the collection "gorgeous!"and, for a carefree kind of downtown girl, it was.