In spring, wrote Tennyson, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love. In the case of quirky knitwear designer Pierrot, that sometimes means more of a triple-X affair than a tender, courtly romance.

Pierrot presented his collection on the soundstage of The Maury Povich Show, where he’d built a flimsy movie set, and had his models pretend to be making a porn flick, complete with roving film crew and cheesy props. It didn’t have all that much to do with the clothes, but there was a good-natured, low-budget charm to the performance. And with the exception of some disturbingly enthusiastic cameo appearances by Mimi Rogers (who, incidentally, looked pretty good in Pierrot’s clingy knits), it was all pretty G-rated.

As was the collection. Flippy skirts in delicate pink or white crochet, colorful little sweaters with humorously suggestive flower motifs, and pretty sweater dresses all make perfect springtime fare. Those who see knitwear as largely a winter category should take a closer look at this designer’s handiwork, with some caveats:The black knit chaps and the tops depicting very explicit sexual acts should probably go right back to wardrobe.