Big bows, pops of colour and drama

AP/ AFP — It was all about drama at Carolina Herrera’s show Monday with signature oversized bows, sweeping gowns with long trains and bright pops of colour contrasted with optic whites and jet blacks.

Designer Wes Gordon’s flirty tiered ruffle gowns stood out even more in bold blues, greens and yellows. But he also added more unconventional colour pairings, upping the sophistication with red and pink and clementine orange mixed with aquamarine.

“My main goal at Herrera is to bring as much colour to the house as possible. It’s one of my main goals in life. I think the world needs as much beautiful colour as it can possibly get,” Gordon said.

In the collection, Herrera’s signature bows studded the looks — tied around the wrists, on dresses at the nape of the neck or dramatically on the lower back — all with elegant hanging edges. Dresses and blouses with floral cutouts were woven throughout the collection.

The majority of the models wore flats. Gordon paired sophisticated evening dresses with casual slides. Most of the models sported a minimal make-up look and somewhat austere, pulled-back hair. But Herrera just made its first foray into make-up with a line that includes 36 shades of glamorous lipsticks.