Designer Tess Giberson's second outing for TSE focused on ideas of weight and weightlessness. Much of the collection—which included cotton-linen shorts, mesh cardigans, and hoodies that would make great beach cover-ups—successfully captured a summery feeling, with a long, swingy silhouette that worked best in the combination of the vapory tulle blouse, mesh over-tunic, and long white linen skirt worn by Kim Noorda.

TSE is literally trying to reposition itself—their boutique is being relocated from Madison Avenue to an as-yet-undisclosed, "hip" new location—and Giberson said after the show that she believes cashmere can be "more than a basic." But it was hard to see the more "designed" pieces that she sent out—like the heavy-knit "exaggerated" pants with crotches that fell inches above the ankle—as having much of a life off the runway. On the other hand, the classics and variations thereof—a linen coat, rethought cable knits—looked just right.