“I wanted timeless clothes, ones that you could add to your wardrobe, pieces you’ve maybe borrowed from your brother, boyfriend or husband,” said Smith after his show of sensible boy-meets-girl looks. Smith has built a lucrative business on tailoring with a twist, and he strutted his stuff for spring with a series of trouser suits in iridescent green or red lightweight wool — some with a flash of polka-dot fabric around the ankles. He jazzed up formfitting wool shifts with panels of rose-printed silk at the back, and sewed more of that same flowered fabric into the lining of gray suit jackets.

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