"This is my favorite collection so far. It's the most me," said Araks Yeramyan in the charming environs of the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen Library, where she showed a dozen winsome Spring looks.

"I'd live in those pants," she remarked, indicating the rainbow-heather athletic pair she said had been inspired by a woman she spied on the street one day who was very dressed-up on top—but in sweatpants below. The lingerie turned ready-to-wear designer delights in that kind of scatterbrained quirkiness. Other off-kilter moments included an asymmetrical pleated floral-print dress and a paneled navy number made of different fabrics and worn over the thinnest imaginable linen jersey sailor top. This was a very day-centric collection—a patterned, beaded bolero with organza trim was the fanciest piece—and we're sure that its unstudied wearability will feel very "me" to very many women.