Fashion Week SS08: Abaeté

Laura Poretzky of Abaeté has endured some criticism for being a socialite designing for fellow socialites, but the Parsons-schooled designer attracted a variety of buyers, editors, fashionistas and fashionistos to yesterday's show at Bryant Park.

This spring's collection, full of slim cut dresses with colorful edging and flouncy fabric fleurs, toed the line between ladylike and playful. As for the beautifully sexy 40's-style one-piece bathing suits that showed Poretzky's Brazilian side - cheeky, indeed.

Below, the scene before the show.

The bathing suit - and the whole show - on Style.com.