Susan Woo’s eponymous Fall/Winter 2009 collection, which was feted at New York Fashion Week in February, marks the Big Apple-based designer’s spirited debut. Her day and evening pieces exude glamor and effortless sophistication—and it’s not wonder, since Woo honed her skills at luxury houses like Louis Vuitton, Derek Lam, and Chanel. (Can you believe she’s only 26?) Artfully tailored from sustainable fabrics such as wool, organic cotton, and vegan silk—think woolly garbadine jackets, slinky scarf blouses, and smart pintucked skirts—the cold-weather lineup telegraphs Gotham cool in black, navy, gold, and ivory.

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