lightened up for Spring. Her paneled suede bustier dresses and motorcycle jackets with cutout detailing on the sleeves were still plenty sexy, but in pale shades of gray and pretty, dusty pinks they were less goth, more romantic. Loose-fitting chiffon kimonos—including one with intricate chain work circling the shoulders—and a long, languid T-shirt jersey dress added to the softer, more feminine vibe Kao said she was going for. But once a designer to the nightclub set, always a designer to the nightclub set: Kao's chain-mail dress comes with rubber links so it clings in all the right places. A white suit with architectural shoulders was a bright spot. In the future, it would be interesting to see Kao flex her tailoring muscles a little more.