As with last season, the design team at Sportmax chose to pin the collection on a bygone film. This time, it was the 1967 musical “The Young Girls of Rochefort,” which explains the Sixties shapes throughout — tent dresses and shifts in groovy geometric prints. But there was more, tons more — and, unfortunately, the show lacked fall’s smart focus on Luis Bunuel’s bourgeois outing because of it. Spring was a mash-up of those Swinging Sixties riffs, tennis threads, outdoorsy wear and ladified looks with a dash of sci-fi in sexy print dresses with cutouts. It didn’t matter whether you could connect the dots to the film, or not.
Merchwise, however, there was plenty to pick apart and love. Highlights here included the khaki duster coat remade into a chic strapless dress and the easy sportif separates — oversize ribbed sweater, wide trousers and cap-sleeve tops — in a kicky palette of bright pinks, blues and reds. As for those sharply tailored blazers and shirts cut from white broderie anglaise, they were simply charming.