A beefy male lifeguard in a tiny bikini. Pneumatic Amanda Lepore doing a slo-mo sprint down the runway in a red Baywatch bathing suit. Senior citizens in his-and-hers lion-print velour. Flamingos, palm trees, miniskirts and short shorts. Only the crankiest fashion editor could have made it through Pierrot’s giddy spring collection without cracking a smile.

The knitwear designer stages his shows around themes, and he chose the sunniest possible location—the beach—for his collection of crochet and jersey separates. He took classic color combinations like pink and green or red, white and blue and made them into simple shapes in girly proportions: mini kilts, shrunken tennis sweaters, cropped baseball jackets and some very cute faux-denim jackets with detailed stitching and sequins. While his silhouettes aren’t going to break any new ground (there are limits to the knit and purl, after all), the clothes have a cheerful charm that goes a long way.