Carolina Herrera built her spring collection around the kinetic art movement, which is based on motion, specifically the work of Venezuelan artists Carlos Cruz-Diez and Jesús Rafael Soto.
Of course, Herrera’s signature polished elegance still stood, but here infused with the artistic references, which she worked twofold. First, through prints, such as a series of thin striped patterns that had optical effect on long organza gowns, a smart shift dress and even a bikini.
The second kinetic effect was layering, with many looks veiled in filmy organza. Some were done in juxtaposing patterns to add depth and dimension to the optical prints; others flaunted lovely embellishments such as geometric embroideries and organic-looking jewelry. The light layers gave the clothes a nice sense of ease and movement, tying back to the kinetic theme in a nonliteral way.
Through the earthy palette of ivory, clay, green and purple, and an emphasis on the ethereal, the collection had an understated bohemian sensibility, which felt fresh for Herrera.