"I wanted to release the silhouette," Lyn Devon said at her presentation Thursday morning. "I wanted to give her some air." The sophisticated, perennially polished woman Devon designs for will have plenty of breathing room this fall: Waists are dropped, drawstrings abound, and comfort items, like a fawn-colored sweatshirt, come in soft suede.

Devon may be taking it easy, but she designed these clothes with a specific itinerary in mind—an old-world jaunt on the Orient-Express (a trip that would surely require lots of luxe loungewear). There's not much that screams "Budapest" about these clothes, but the easy volume and splashes of bright color are in line with current trends and should play well in New York.