Douglas Hannant traveled to Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands, last year and was amazed by the landscape. "The dunes are like nothing I've ever seen," he said backstage before his show, explaining how the lack of vegetation allows the wind to create beautiful patterns in the sand. His Spring palette was filled with island colors—sunset pinks, sand golds, sea blues—and the mercurial nature of the dunes was reflected by the changing quality of fabrics as they shifted and moved beneath sheer layers of tulle, lace, and chiffon. There was a quietness to the clothes and a lean line throughout: no voluminous gala gowns or over-embellished cocktail frocks. One of the prettiest dresses came out second. In ivory wool crepe, it draped nicely across the model's frame and revealed a skinny leather racer-back that extended to the hips. A few ruched tulle dresses felt out of place—too overtly clingy and curvy in a collection that otherwise hinted at the body beneath. There was plenty to like here, if nothing to go crazy over, but Hannant's sophisticated faithful won't be stranded come spring.