Julien David nabbed ANDAM's Fashion Award this summer. That qualifies him as a grown-up, if anything does. Still, or maybe because of the prize, David found himself thinking about his youth this season. Spoiled Child is the name of his cute new collection, and backstage he mentioned that he remembered sometimes wanting to fit in and sometimes wanting to rebel. "I wanted to play with that idea," he said.

Play was the operative word. David's models peered out behind long bangs and sported flat shoes with ankle socks—they looked about as serious as a bunch of eighth graders. The first girl out wore a tank top that spelled "dinosaur," which you could take a couple of ways: One, kids love the prehistoric creatures; two, anybody not young is, well, prehistoric. Dinosaurs also appeared on a naïve print used for a shirtdress, and another print featured silver spoons, as in "born with one in your mouth."

All of that will satisfy the school rebels, but what about fitting in, graduating to the big time, or at least joining the upperclassmen? There was less of that in evidence here tonight, but a sweet pantsuit in a tropical wool print worn with a sequined tank top suggested that David is quite capable of designing for grown-ups when he decides to do so.