There was no chicken pot pie for L'Wren Scott this season. The designer opted not to do her traditional runway show lunch in New York due to fashion week's early start. But there was Yorkshire pudding. A recent exhibition of David Hockney's new paintings of East Yorkshire landscapes at London's Royal Academy of Arts was the starting point for her new lineup and provided its name.

Not to worry, though, gals. This wasn't a collection of weekend clothes. With customers telling her, "Please never stop making that pencil skirt" and asking, "You're always going to make that headmistress dress, right," why would she ever stop? Scott's clothes live outside trends, and her point of view is fairly unwavering. What distinguishes her collections from season to season are the filters she uses. With Hockney and Marlene Dietrich for inspiration, Spring's strict tailoring and curvy dresses zigzag between graphic black and whites and searing color.

Both groups included some showstoppers. Scott's high-waisted black trousers might just be the most leg-elongating we've seen all season. A body-hugging red sequined dress in Hockney's flame tree pattern was easily among the sexiest. Years as a stylist have taught her the primacy of fit. It's just a matter of time before we see her powder pink and black lace cocktail number with a balconette bustline on one red carpet or another, but it's the kind of dress that would make even non-celebrities feel like a star. For paparazzi moments both real and imagined, Scott's launching her first line of sunglasses.