February 10, 2010 New York
"Fall often feels heavy to me," Comey said beforehand. "I wanted it to feel lighter." A dark, metallic blue knit mini with a brown lace overlay got the message across, and sleek knee-high boots in caramel were actually oxfords worn with a pair of leather socks (a chic way to sate the leather craving we predict you'll succumb to in the months ahead).
Comey is wise to consider when customers will actually be buying these clothes; she designed for more than just blizzard conditions. Some of the collection's best pieces would be ideal for the waning days of Indian summer. Silky trousers with colorful flowers managed to be slim and slouchy (they'd look great with a plain white tee), and the long skirt in a gray and white graffiti cobweb print, worn with a nude top, was stellar in its groovy simplicity. Also of note were Comey's first forays into denim. Her high-waisted bright blue jeans with a white camellia print were sexy but smart, just the way the Comey customer likes it.