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NEW YORK — Patrick Robinson’s spring collection for Perry Ellis, with its mix of pastels, ruffles, brocades and chinos, had lots and lots of charm, along with a girly, contemporary look. The designer blended the elements perfectly, and the results sometimes recall the original Perry, but with an

of-the-moment twist. Here, Robinson’s very Ellis-esque sweater, worn with ruffled lace shorts — a look that brings to mind Brooke Shields in her career-making role in “Pretty Baby.” For more on the season, see the articles “Hello, New York…,” “Ladies and Scamps…” and today’s Fashion Scoops.

This story first appeared in the September 9, 2004 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.