Andrea Karg explored the lightness of summer cashmere in her Spring 2016 collection at Allude, offering a zen moment in the confines of the Beaux-Arts. Above the white box of the installation, the painted faces of process frescoes surveyed the serene proceedings with just as much aloof detachment as the models who ambled forth on the jute runway. Levity was expressed through whisper-thin layers in ivory hues that later included milky blues and teals. White crinkled skirts generously swirled around the legs, while textured knits dressed the upper body in their nubbly expanses, revealing tantalizing slivers of skin. This purported the prudent sensuality that animates many of these luxury understatement brands. Later on, Karg played with deconstruction, adding denim obviously repurposed from jeans, remaking them as trompe l'oeil skirts and using trouser legs as overlong sleeves. These silhouettes hinted at outside-the-box possibilities that she had not touched upon recently. In using summer weight fabrics and the finest cashmere, she avoided the bulkiness that could have tripped this up. The warmer months lend themselves to the kind of play that Karg put out today, and the wholly affected ease made her creations feel like a breeze in a stultifying day.