Mongolian lamb trim on several pieces, along with a liberal use of sparkly lurex - essential details for any glam rocker or disco dolly - prevented the feminine looks from looking overly saccharine.
"I wanted to go to that edge place with the collection," said Posen.
But this doesn't mean "unwearable" by any means - every detail pointed back to the construction, which with Posen, means it's going to flatter and emphasize all the right places.
"It's all about how you put it together, anyway," he said.
But where Posen really shines is in his party dresses, and there will be plenty of choices for his clients in a few months when the collection hits retailers. Posen introduced two lengths for evening in this collection - either super short, or hitting the ankle.
A pink and black satin mini dress, for example, was draped with a bow in such a way that it appeared like she could be unwrapped like a present. Other mini-dresses featured elaborately tailored puffed sleeves, or gathered and cinched waists and short, full skirts.This is the first pre-Fall collection for Posen, who said that retailer demand had spurred production. Posen will show his Fall '08 collection next February during New York fashion week