September 04, 2013 New York
A sarong-friendly, tropical ease permeated, although Pozgay did incorporate the graphic angularity of the country's temples into the silhouette. Nipped high waists, cutouts, and subtle pleats at the top of wide-leg pants provided structure, but the prints made the pieces pop. Pozgay paired a traditional batik pattern, cleaned up and sharpened, with her take on a ceremonial gingham check she saw wrapped around holy trees and statues while temple-hopping. At her presentation Pozgay said she was aiming to capture Bali's "quiet elegance." She succeeded in creating understated looks that still felt playful—a versatile mix that should appeal to her clients.