Elie Tahari’s unusual muse for Spring? “A shipwrecked high-tech bohemian.” This season the designer channeled a chic castaway by juxtaposing natural materials, which appeared to have been weathered by the elements, with more cutting-edge fabrics. The effect could be surprisingly modern, as exemplified by a washed laser-cut leather jacket paired with a burnout cotton tank and gauzy pareo skirt. Equally persuasive was a coated canvas anorak teamed with relaxed eyelet culottes split up the front. At times, Tahari got a bit too carried away with fringe, which was featured on decorative belts, pencil skirts, and a full-on sheath dress with hand-embroidered leather strips. Elsewhere, he added the occasional welcomed pop of color to the sandy-hued mix with a red suede wrap skirt, as well as a tie-dyed mesh frock that zipped into two pieces. The most-discussed look at the presentation, however, was Tahari’s clever take on wearable tech: a sporty LBD covered in iPhones, which captured all the action.