A scheduling snafu prevented many from seeing Daryl K's fall runway presentation, which is regrettable because it was one of her best. A blanket-wool coat with a bubble hem, topped with a tasseled beret, set the mood for a collection of relaxed and layered separates. Cocoon coats and kimono jackets came in cozy flannel and cashmere, while dresses and so-called slinky sweatshirts were done in jersey. Kerrigan styled the show with her usual ease, throwing archival and custom pieces into the mix.

The designer said she conceived the collection for "the same cool, rock 'n' roll woman who's always been my muse: She's grown up, but she hasn't grown old." That made for a presentation that was accomplished and clear in expression. Dresses were a focus this season. Nothing floaty, mind; Kerrigan opted instead for a "restrained" look, gathered at the waist and knee. Standouts were a chestnut silk number and another in black with button placket detailing. Alongside these "punky couture" dresses, she showed staples like wrap tops, pencil skirts, and, of course, leggings. Kerrigan has had her share of business woes, but this collection suggests that she's on an upswing at last.