DESIGNER: Rachel Roy

INSPIRATION: Desert neutrals punctuated with pops of color; new textures; the ever-evolving modern woman; strong silhouettes and suiting

TOP LOOKS: A fig-colored crepe long-sleeve coat; a jacket dress in cheery pomegranate; an aqua-colored long cardigan and matching jersey bodysuit with louche blue wool cropped trousers; raffia cropped jacket and trouser in a metallic black; a long beaded gown with sheer paneling

ACCESSORIES: Rachel Roy for Manolo Blahnik silver T-strap shoes; elbow-length leather gloves; Nancy Gonzales clutches

WHO WAS THERE: Veronica Webb, Selita Ebanks, Nicole Murphy (ex-wife of Eddie) and her daughter Bria who is a fledging model

WHAT WE THOUGHT: Rachel Roy's canvas is always the strong, modern woman. For spring, she was effervescent in wild orchid hues and silk satin jumpsuits. For fall she's a bit more pulled back but with a dash of sexy.

The designer played with jersey a lot this season, morphing the fabric into wearable pieces such as relaxed chic drawstring pants and matte jackets as well as a number of looks that featured bodysuits. These were reminiscent of '80s power dressing and feel right for the here and now.

Equally as alluring was the one-piece jacket dress for a woman who needs her day look to take her through to the evening. And should she need a quick change for a night time affair, the sheer lace top worn with wool tuxedo trousers or sandy-colored beaded gown with peek-a-boo sheer patches would certainly suffice.