This season, the Carolina Herrera bridal show was filled with great bunches of delicate baby’s breath, the perfect accent to Wes Gordon’s “romantic dream” of a collection, which was defined by its lightness.
The ethereality of the pieces in this lineup extended beyond aesthetics to the decidedly unstuffy construction of the garments. Rather than hide horsehair, a material typically used for stiffening skirts and creating volume, Gordon used it as a weightless decorative element. Boning was exposed in bodices as fragile as butterfly wings, and some hems were left unfused.
Elegance at Herrera is connected to restraint, and this season, the ultimate luxuries were in the hidden details. Upon closer inspection, for example, a tulle confectionery gown revealed a delightful secret: a lace base. Delicately embroidered camellias were veiled under transparent tulle on another model.
One of the cleaner silhouettes was a collared ivory dress sashed at the waist, which Gordon described as being “as Herrera as a dress possibly could be.”