Elie Tahari is growing up. The eminently salable spring collection showed that the brand is hitting its stride. Inspired by artist David Hockney’s paintings of Los Angeles in the Sixties, the collection skewed toward the more sporty side this time around with its four-pocket jackets, bombers and casual blazers. The collection offered a unique blend of fabrications such as cotton-metal for a crinkled effect, as well as cotton blended with linen or with leather accents. Bottoms included cuffed shorts with patchwork and pocket details in solid or graphic tonal styles. Trousers also sported patchwork details in fabrics ranging from cotton poplin to linen. Piping helped provide pop to the offerings, which included an on-target color palette of various shades of blue, as well as camel, orange and red.