With just 20 pretty pieces, Angelino and FIDM-trained Stephanie Schur earned good standing among the dress-focused small collections that have been cropping up on the schedule. At her first presentation, today at the Prince George Ballroom, Schur conceded that baby son Jake was the impetus behind her career. "He reinspired me," the designer said.

New life may be Schur's motivation, but her aesthetic is undeniably informed by the past: "I am inspired by the vintage idea of detail, and handiwork," she said. This was evident in pieces like a smocked lingerie top with lace inserts at the bust, and the styling, which included pretty headpieces. A dress of gold rose-patterned Solstiss lace with scalloped hem and a black silk ruffle collar nodded to the twenties, when the collection's muses, iconic model-photographer Lee Miller and Anaïs Nin, were in their primes. A light-blue pin-tucked tank paired with slim, slightly cropped black satin pants and a crinkled silk trench was very much of the moment and had a casual elegance just right for young social types, like Victoria Traina, who attended the presentation.