For his first bridal collection for Carolina Herrera, designer Wes Gordon stayed true to the beautiful elegance that is signature of the brand’s DNA. But, the young designer also sprinkled in some unexpected touches in there, too. Citing Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story as a source of inspiration, Gordon offered up a number of lovely gowns in classical silhouettes that would look just as at home in the 1940s, while still managing to stay relevant for today’s modern brides.
Gordon’s column dresses were especially lovely; one featured embroidered floral beading, the other a minimalist cape that could easily sub-in for a veil. Bows of all shapes and sizes were also on hand, but what we particularly loved the most was the splash of spring ready pastel colors; a rare appearance at a bridal show. A sweet pastel blue sash tied in the back of a lace gown easily solves the conundrum of “something blue,” as does another layered dress with ribbons tied at the shoulder. Expect to see more of this as a big trend come next year.