Behnaz Sarafpour explained her Fall collection as, "clothes that I'd want to wear and that women who I know would want to wear." Though it's slightly strange to hear a woman designer say that—it's the kind of thing you're more used to hearing on the men's side—Sarafpour's personal and practical approach made for one of her strongest collections in seasons. (Who doesn't want a camel coat with a massive raccoon collar?)

Despite the absence of an all-encompassing theme, the designer was mulling ideas about texture—something that seems to be going around the city this week. Here, it translated into clean and polished sportswear silhouettes made interesting by mixing and matching mohair, brocade, popcorn knits, and tweeds with flat wools and solid silks.

On the whole, it was a more pared-down look with less sweetness than Sarafpour usually adds, but her bread-and-butter cocktail dresses were still here and there: a jewel-toned sequined shift, a little number covered with chiffon petals. A black brocade shift with a subtly naughty lace-up back and wool panels stood out.

It could be because she opted for a presentation instead of a runway show that the clothes seemed more focused, but if it's something she continues going forward, the logistics may need to be smoothed out. The molasses pace of girls coming out onto the photo-shoot set defeated the purpose of a breezy pop-in, pop-out format.