Yesterday morning it rained in New York, but by the time I arrived at the venue for Malandrino’s Spring 2011 presentation it had stopped.

Thankfully it did because the presentation was held outside around the pool on the Lincoln Center Plaza.

Models were shivering on their perched platforms wearing an assortment of crochet knits, slashed dresses, chiffon dresses, jersey prints, tunic, jumpsuits, wide-legged pants and leather gladiators.

One model wore a crochet ensemble which included a crochet top and bloomers.

The colour palette consisted of mostly neutral shades of khaki, whites and brown, but we also saw bold colourful prints and denim.

Key accessories included crochet thigh high gladiators, statement necklaces, straw hats, studded sandals and fringed bags.

Favourites: The printed jumpsuit above and the peach gown

Front Row: Kristin Cavallari, Kelly Rutherford, Perry Reeves, Abigail Spencer and Keisha Whitaker

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gwen Stefani and Liv Tyler