It was the last days of disco on José Ramón Réyes' runway. Citing the Whit Stillman movie as a starting point, the designer devised a seventies Ivy Leaguer with her first job in New York City as his muse, providing her with enough colorful satin frocks for a week's worth of late nights at Studio 54. For day she was also given a wardrobe of double-breasted jackets, leg-elongating boot-cut pants, loden mohair coats with military detailing, and wrapped and draped matte jersey dresses.

Having launched his label as a contemporary brand in 2005, Réyes is repositioning his line at the opening designer price point this season. The urge to justify the higher price tags might explain why some of those satin dresses, many with silver-foil accents, came off as overdone. When Réyes focused on items like a boxy boyfriend blazer, a rugby-striped V-neck dress worn over a button-down shirt, or a khaki and olive color-blocked trenchcoat with a detachable fox collar, his talents for all-American sportswear, a key Fall trend, really came through.