SS20; Major Moment | Carolina Herrera
Spring is in!
And after a fabulous showing from Alice + Olivia, the house of Herrera is also bringing some bold color to their collection.
Maybe it has to do with my own aesthetic and my Caribbean background that I’m naturally drawn to bright and bold, but something about Spring collections that are full of color and joy really excites me!
Don’t get me wrong, I love the severity of a crisp black and/or white look, but when designers use all the colors in their wheelhouse, now that’s fashion having fun!
This was Wes Gordon’s third showing as creative director of Carolina Herrera. Having worked closely with the label’s founder herself, Gordon has really embodied what the Herrera woman is all about.
There is a chicness and femininity to her, but she also knows how to enjoy life.
And this collection encapsulates that.
Inspired by this year’s California ‘super bloom,’ in which a number of dormant wildflower seeds blossom at the same time rendering desert conditions abundant with beautiful botanicals, Gordon created a lavish bouquet of dresses that any woman would look stunning in.
“What was once a barren field suddenly is a vibrant rich colorful carpet of beauty and flowers as far as the eye can see,” – Wes Gordon.
With this collection, Gordon said he challenged himself on cut and construction.
Of course, while doing this, he maintained traditional house codes – the white shirt, check print, polka dots, and even some watercolor brushstrokes. It was all there.
There was formalized color, and gorgeous 3D embroidered flowers which adorned flirty, light dresses.
(Also I’m a sucker for mutton sleeves.)
I have my favourites….do you?
See the rest of the collection here.