Upbeat, colorful and feminine Wes Gordon's first Spring collection for Carolina Herrera was refreshing.

September 17, 2018

The Carolina Herrera Spring 2019 RTW runway show opened with a gingham series with big shoulders, tiny waists, and a lot of movement in the skirt. The second look was a puffed-arm version, essentially, of Herrera’s trademark white blouse, albeit knotted tight around the middle with a pale green, checked midi-length skirt shifting below.

The collection progressed with a full color spectrum extending to multi-tonal shoes made in partnership with Manolo Blahnik. A light denim calf-length dress with hand-painted rainbow buttons was utterly daytime chic, as was a chiffon one-shouldered dress with ruffling at the diagonal neckline and a terrazzo floor print . A clean-lined dress with a fitted top and a looser body, banded in hues of what can only be described as an oceanic sunset.

He played with florals and polka dots in various bright colors and sizes, always nailing the proportion. There was the green-and-white floral, smaller on a silky button down and larger on a pair of gaucho pants; a bright yellow floral got a jolt of energy with black-and-white dotted ribbons at the sleeves. Gordon also used beading and embellishment details, putting sparkling daisies and playful racing horses on chiffon gowns and satin blazers.

Herrera’s runway show was staged at the Museum of Modern Art, the first time the institution has allowed a fashion presentation.

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