Laura Poretzky started her label, Abaeté (her family name, which means "person of virtue") in 2004. It has quickly gained recognition thanks to a mix of girly dresses, tough skirts and a decidedly downtown vibe. Her Spring 2009 collection was shown on Saturday afternoon. The Abaeté vision for spring sticks to the "typical" Easter-egg palette: pale blue, soft pink, bright yellow — but with some choppy seersucker dresses and clingy black '80s skirts thrown in. Click the photo at left for a gallery; then click any picture to start the show.