Flirty-tomboy veteran Geren Lockhart, with pal stylist Amy Hall, summed up their sartorial shift this season for the designer's line, Geren Ford, with a few sentiments. "A few financial companies had just collapsed," Lockhart said. "All we could think about was, what really mattered most to us? Sex, luxe and adventure!" As a result, sultry eyes and layers of rocker-crimped hair punctuated the black and grayscale embellished separates that were paired with dramatic platform heels and boots. The entire collection revealed a new strength for the season that seems more than right for the times.