“Making waves” said Carolina Herrera backstage after a graceful and refined show where the movement of water was translated into the language of clothes.
There was something mesmerising about patterns of sea swell and waves, whether they appeared in swooshes on a long gown or simply on daywear. One would have the effect of light on water, the other a wave reduced to a thin white line.
Carolina’s style is always a classy glamour, which does not change much with the seasons. But the Winter 2015 outfits were treated with techno droplets or photo prints of the swelling sea. The balance of cream, black and white with a touch of hotter colour was well done.
If the Herrera sophistication is exceptional, so, too, is her current concept of modernising it with digital explorations. The show
could have been more tightly edited, but it had enough edge, with its flat shoes and twenty-first century printing, to seem modern.