Over the past year, Miguel Adrover has traveled several times to Egypt, bringing back with him images of flowing djellabas, loose harem pants and floor-length monastic skirts. For Spring, Adrover continued to explore Middle Eastern-inspired themes with everything from ornate skirts embellished with tassels and leather waistbands, to colorful patchwork wraps and skirts quilted with elaborate lattice patterns. Long, delicately printed desert dresses were worn under strict colonial blazers, and trouser suits were pegged at the ankle.

The ethnic journey began with serene, austere peasant tunics, but eventually gave way to a crescendo of primary colors. A tongue-in-cheek Jamaican-themed segment consisted of red, black, yellow and green suits; a long column gown was painted with an extraordinary Middle Eastern vista. Model Oluchi, enveloped in layers of multihued chiffon, resembled a nomadic tribal goddess.

Adrover's collection was very beautiful—and, as usual, long and uncompromising. Not everything will be for everyone, but at a time when cookie-cutter fashion is increasingly commonplace, Adrover's independent spirit is more relevant than ever.