Threeasfour, they of the wildly inventive runway shows—the last of which took place in New York's Jewish Museum and was accompanied by an exhibition—chose to take the cinematic route this season, making a film starring the model Lily McMenamy. (It'll be released online in the coming weeks.) Created in collaboration with Alex Czetwertynski, the animator behind last season's video projections, the film depicts McMenamy walking a runway in a 3-D fractal environment, with music by Ratatat's Mike Stroud. "We've created our own world," Gabi Asfour said at the design trio's Chinatown atelier, which looks like it's been washed in silver, from the sequined stools to the metal cabinets.

Environment played a big role in the clothes, too. Topography was the theme, starting with the terrain of the human body—ligaments, thumbprints—and moving on to wood, rocks, and glaciers. Everything was on the spectrum of white, from frost to ivory to lavender-tinged, and the big technique was quilting, which was done by hand in-house. The coats, duvet-like in their loftiness, were each embroidered with a different topography taken directly from real-life occurrences. "The fingerprints told us what to do," said Adi Gil. Many of the coats were partially lined in soft wide-wale corduroy for added comfort, with reflective details on a few of the collars. There was even a clear plastic jacket filled with pillow stuffing. "It's like we captured a cloud," Angela Donhauser said. From the sheer bodysuit to the pieced-together minidress to the curved-placket blazer, each element was transformative. Threeasfour's signature curved hems—not a sharp corner in sight—were as present as ever, although this collection was particularly gentle. Perhaps it was the layer-ability of the pieces, but the wearer looked protected yet also peaceful.