Ever since seeing Wes Gordon’s work for Carolina Herrera’s bridal range, we have been eagerly anticipating his first RTW collection for the house.
The sunny and youthful pieces from Resort 2019 still reflect the heritage of the brand, but they definitely have Gordon’s twist. The dresses are feminine and flowing. Some with floral and polka dot prints, and others with cut out details on the waistline and back. The separates are elegant with loose button-down shirts neatly tucked into A-line skirts, some pleated. The colour palette is a mix of delicious candy tones while evening pieces play with black and red hues.
The rainbow cape over dress echoed the dream-like world of Coachella, while the skinny belts twisted round the buckle and styled with straight leg trousers are as city chic as it gets. The designer explained his inspiration to WWD:
“This is where the golf course meets the desert, where midcentury architecture meets kitsch wallpaper, where Slim Aarons meets Coachella, a bright, sunshiny oasis. It’s a little quirky and glamorous at the same time.”
With a collection that offers dressed-up clothing with minimum effort and a very happy personality, we think Gordon is on the right tracks.