“Fall was about textile development; spring is about color,” said Alexander Lewis. And so it was. English painter Celia Hempton provided the custom palette for the spirited collection, while Lewis mixed and matched those colors to design the patterns, taking cues from what he knows best — the light and landscape of Palm Springs, which inspired his resort collection as well.
To wit: Lewis interpreted the California town’s concrete building blocks as geometric patterns and turned hand-drawn desert cacti into jacquards. A retro vibe with strong commercial appeal ran throughout. His Seventies A-line skirts were on trend and his collarless Fifties coat was a natural match to a cheeky bustier dress. Colorblocking was most compelling on a series of slim, hand-knitted sweaters in gin (an iris-blue color) and terra cotta, among other delicious combos.