Given that this was only the second womenswear collection from Katie Eary
, it was no surprise to find her still honing her point of view. That said, she did make some headway this season. The designer seems to have located a Katie Eary-shaped hole in the market and filled it with skintight denim corset-laced with rubber tubing, iridescent button-downs with balloon sleeves, and neoprene sweatshirts—all of them produced in florid floral prints. Minimalist, no. But that's all to the good. Eary's take on sex and decadence felt distinctive and new—the rubber tubing was a witty touch, and the fact that her primary material was denim made the collection feel unexpectedly grounded. It's not unreasonable to imagine a nervy girl pulling on Eary's tube-sided skinny jeans, throwing on a T-shirt and a baseball cap, and heading out for the night. (Indeed, it's not insane to imagine that girl being Rihanna.) Eary has found a niche; now she just needs to work on giving her collections more scope and dimension.