NEW YORK CITY, USA (Reuters) — Fashion designer Carolina Herrera, known for her timeless designs, debuted an electric, multi-color Spring 2018 collection at the Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden for New York Fashion Week on Monday (September 11).
Herrera, who has dressed five first ladies, stayed true to her glamorous and feminine silhouettes, bright hues of red, iris and yellow added a playful twist to the veteran designer’s latest collection who called it a “celebration of color” to compliment the garden.
Dramatic shoulders dominated the runway, as models strutted the catwalk to Rolling Stone’ song, “She’s a rainbow,” wearing breezy dresses cinched at the waistline.
“Fashion is art in movement, so I need the clothes to be very glamorous, and to move in the right way,” Herrera said.
White was surprisingly lacking for the designer known for her crisp white shirts, and when it was present it was mixed with a splash of red, or served as a canvas for rainbow colored polka dots.
Color blocked heels in different shades of python finished the looks.
The Venezuelan-born designer showed high-waisted wide jeans that also got the color therapy in the form of multi-colored buttons, that was paired with a simple round neck top.
Herrera is the first designer to put on a full-scale fashion show at the midtown Manhattan museum saying that she was “very honored,” finally showing at the iconic location that houses works by Picasso and Calder.
While the colorful runway show had a cheerful mood, devastation caused by multiple hurricanes and the anniversary of the September 11 attacks didn’t escape the New York-based designer, who said that she would make a donation to the FDNY Foundation.