French-born Malandrino's event today wasn't a runway show, but a "presentation," meaning models lounged around; editors, buyers and celebs stopped by. What they saw were pieces that looked perfect for a a trip to Tahiti — via Paris.

Fringe and patterns make for island-y vibes. For me, this doesn't say "spring" as much as it does "hot summer concert in the park." Which is not a bad thing!

Love, love, love seeing black models! The one sitting down is like, "Where is that cappuccino I ordered 10 minutes ago?" The graphic black and white dress in the back might be amazing, but it's hard to tell.

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This reminds me so much of Anjelica Huston's character in The Life Aquatic WIth Steve Zissou: The elegant ex-pat island dweller with enormous statement jewelry. I long to be her.

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Yes on the crocheted cropped jacket; no on the crotch of the pants on the left.

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Hey look, it's Mary J. Blige! Catherine Malandrino, right, must have walked her through the show.

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That berry-colored dress is ridiculously cute and made for dancing all night on the beach; the turquoise top in the back on the right is probably pretty great, too.

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Although this is also very Anjelica Huston in Life Aquatic, it also reminded me of the maharajah in Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom.

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I really do love that Malandrino's playing with proportion: The teeny jacket, with a jumpsuit that goes from being voluminous to skinny. But there's only one person this looks good on, and she is wearing it. Also: These three women would make a badass motorcycle gang.

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Aloha, ladies! Gorgeous sea-colored dress, and cute shorts, too.

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Another winner: Easy, relaxed, but still flattering and not at all messy. And if barefoot is in for spring, then I'm super stylish right now!

[Images via Getty.]