Wes Gordon had surrounded himself with flowers: rich, orange bouquets dotted about his work studio; and the same splash of sunshine in the new Carolina Herrera boutique as his concept store on Madison Avenue. The theme of dots and summer blooms for Spring/Summer 2020 was presented during New York Fashion Week in a transparent bubble of a tent in the garden of Battery Park downtown.
“I love this collection – I remember it as a day in June or July that was in super bloom,” he said. “It was happening all around California and I wanted to create a spring collection that felt a bit the same way – an eruption and explosion of colour and flowers. There are several iterations of that in the collection – the big, bold gestures or fabric done in cotton; the big roses. Here’s a shirtdress in beautiful cotton; there’s navy gabardine with a rose appliquéd; and if it’s linen, then there are white roses.”https://www.instagram.com/p/B2MilcLlib9/?utm_source=ig_embed
The show itself started with white shirts worn with colourful floral skirts – the essence of the original Caroline Herrera look. No wonder that the founder designer, was beaming in the front row.