Carmen March has been the creative director at Pedro del Hierro for only three seasons, but she has quickly turned the Spanish house around. For fall, March was inspired by El Destape, a movement in late-Seventies Spanish cinema that celebrated bold, powerful, beautiful women who were confident and provocative. She also studied the archives of the house, which was launched in 1976, and resurrected the spirit of Hierro and the excitement of that era — but in a modern way.
March’s day-to-night wardrobe of looks ranged from light and relaxed tailoring — superfine cashmere coats, pin-striped cropped trousers and a chic pantsuit — to lamé pants and a sheer burnout jumpsuit fit for disco-dancing divas. She also showed great sleek leathers and offered a nod to the early Eighties with a few sharper silhouettes, including a velvet bustier that echoed the early days of Madonna.