Carolina Herrera lavished flowers at New York Fashion Week with a collection that plays on the fresh colors of a messy garden.
“I like this idea of creating a garden for a spring collection,” said creative director Wes Gordon, who drew inspiration from his favorite childhood book, Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “The Secret Garden,” as well as a book of archival floral fabrics.
“The secret comes from the injections of black and the touches of black accessories, which give it that framework of mystery and sensuality,” he added.
The dresses’ sexy yet sophisticated cutouts helped create an unapologetic mix of glamour, beauty and playfulness. At the Plaza Hotel, the models paraded to the beat of fun songs by Barbra Streisand, which served to lift spirits on a gloomy day.
“We started with ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade,’ then went to ‘Guilty,’ and ended with ‘Hello, Dolly,'” Gordon said. “So if everyone wasn’t stomping their feet and humming those songs the rest of the day, I don’t know what happened to them,” he said.
The show closed with the five women who represent the face of the brand’s “Good Girl” fragrance, led by supermodel Karlie Kloss.