"Intimate. Beauty that turns inward." That's how Anne Valérie Hash
's show notes described her Fall collection, which followed in the same immediately appealing and casual footsteps as Spring. The word "intimate" didn't quite unravel in a strict boudoir sense, however, even though some of these serene dusty pinks and mossy greens surely have their roots there, and there was a sense of pajamalike ease in all the soft and pretty layers. The latter had a very familiar shape: slouchy, protective jackets or coats, lapels flapping open, worn with boyish ankle-cropped pants and a hefty chunk of platform wedge to ground it all. But if you look around, that silhouette isn't one that's going away yet. (In fact, the hybrid leather and fur jackets were right on trend.) And Hash, a former couturier, brings her own slant to the details. You don't often see such a fine drape to wool coats and shearling vests, here belted with lengths of silk rope to add blouse and flare. Hash used razored ruffles to trim little silk miniskirts and her signature jumpsuits. If you happened to catch sight of a tucked and draped ocher silk dress at the right moment, you'd spy a long row of tiny covered buttons underneath one such set of ruffles: the best of both worlds.