Naming her collection Illumination, Michelle Smith took the moniker to heart, showing a lineup that brimmed with holograms, sparkle and texture. She opened with a combo she called “the new suit,” a croc-embossed leather sweatshirt and pencil skirt in a subtle shimmer. Then she turned up the lights, and out came jackets and clutches in blue and fuchsia hologrammed leathers; midi and miniskirts in a Lurex shag, and a pretty peplum dress in a multicolored city lights print. Yes, it was a lot, but Smith was savvy enough to tone down the brights for real life by topping things with great oversize bonded wool coats and nubby knits in gray and black. Then all that shine became quick flashes.

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