Peg-Boards and martial arts may be two completely disparate ideas, but they both served designer Wayne Lee well for Pre-Fall. "'I'm on a slight spiritual quest," said Lee, who explained that the Peg-Boards reminded her of soundproof material, which represented her own "blocking out of all the unnecessary noise."

The designer took the martial arts idea and created interesting wrap skirts and dresses, most notably a red satin number with a tie waist. It had a "fuller" silhouette than she has presented in recent seasons, and it gave off plenty of exuberance, even when it was just hanging on a rack. The same could be said for her vignette of black-and-white Peg-Board inspired pieces; rarely have polka dots looked so cool. What was also cool was a black top dotted with three oversize grommets and trimmed with navy, red, and green varsity-style ribbing at the hip.

The great thing about Lee's work: While it can come off as a bit odd in the good, Phoebe Philo sort of way, it's also ideal for the office. For instance, a black dress looked prim, thanks to a single button placed high on the collar. Yet once that button was undone, the fabric draped down into a sexy cowl-neck. A true boardroom-to-cocktails moment.