Discover Wes Gordon’s first Cruise collection for Carolina Herrera

A postcard from paradise, the Carolina Herrera Resort 2019 collection is a celebration of bright color and unexpected combinations echoing the futurist style of Palm Springs in the 1960s.

Gordon said, “Not everyone knows this, but Mrs. Herrera is a funny, witty woman who loves a good time. This collection is for kindred spirits.”

Gordon’s debut was very much in the Herrera spirit but with softer, brighter; and more youthful, with a more effervescent sensibility. The emphasis was on cotton over the silk faille and mikados Herrera favored, even for evening. He pulled out a white cotton frock featuring a scrolling red print with an asymmetric bodice to illustrate. Daytime cotton dresses, meanwhile, have had some of the proverbial starch taken out of them, meaning Gordon eliminated shaping darts to let them fall in a natural A-line from the armhole to the hem.

The collection featured a rainbow-striped mink cape that he paired with a rainbow-striped chiffon gown, horizontal. Gordon showed he’s not afraid of risks. Elsewhere there was a slew of evening looks that women who go out are going to want to wear, but top among them were a vivid yellow T-shirt gown printed with tiny hearts and stars and boasting an open back, and a lilac tulle strapless style with heart-shaped point d’esprit. More of that playful, almost-camp-but-not sensibility came through in his furs.