Carolina Herrera presents a playground of vibrantly-colored gowns and swoon-worthy embellishments.
Known for her timeless designs, the Carolina Herrera Spring 2018 multi-colored collection was shown at the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden for New York Fashion Week on Monday.
While Herrera, who has dressed five first ladies, stayed true to her glamorous and feminine silhouettes, bright hues of red, iris and yellow added a playful twist to the veteran designer’s latest collection.
“It’s a celebration of color because color is very powerful and color is an art, in fashion, everywhere,” Herrera told Reuters. “So it’s mixing colors, color blocks, but no flowers because the flowers are in the garden already.”
Dramatic shoulders dominated the runway as models strutted in block heels wearing breezy dresses cinched at the waistline that grazed sculptures by Picasso and Calder.
The Venezuelan-born designer recreated her signature stripes and polka dots using splashy color combinations and finished her designs with hand-painted mirror buttons.
Her evening dresses featured heavy satin contrasted with light tulle in soft hues and metallic sequins on vibrant-colored material. Animal prints on the bottoms of several dresses came alive as the models walked to the tune of “She’s a rainbow” by the Rolling Stones.
Go behind the scenes at the Carolina Herrera atelier and get a glimpse of the upcoming Spring 2018 collection.