In the darkness you could hear the models coming by the clomp-clomp-clomp of their clogs. One by one, they plunged down a short ramp, passing through a showerlike grid of white beams before hitting the cement floor runway.

The show’s main message, lightness, was plain from the opening looks: unstructured jackets in sheer organza, worn with shorts with loinclothlike panels at the front and back, or fitted pants. Then monastic garb entered the picture, like a sweeping caftan in blurry hand-painted gray checks, accessorized with bold chain bracelets.

But it’s the more urban pieces — such as bombers and hooded parkas in summer-light organza, or cotton anoraks in graphic kite prints — that will likely get the tills ringing.

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