The designer, who turned 76 last month, becomes less conventional as time accumulates. She had fun last season with flowers, which she treated in artful, unexpected ways, and so she’s keeping the natural world for Fall. Her idea was to explore water, and her approach was both literal and abstract.
As a rule, the more loosely she treated the theme, the more successful she was. By day that meant a Prince of Wales dress with a wave of needle-punched mohair drifting across its front was a far more convincing option when compared to a cashmere jacket featuring embroidered swans. Remove the swoosh of red acrylic embroidery on a softly constructed coat and what would’ve remained was a divinely soft mohair fabric in a subtle houndstooth and chevron pattern. By night, the ripple-print silk organzas and jacquards Herrera applied to cocktail dresses and gowns erred similarly on the emphatic side. An extended, wool felt clothe themselves in ivory with curving seams tracing over the chest was subtler and more elegant for this. And the same held true for a strapless gown in icy blue silk gazar with undulating flounces below the knee. The most forward-leaning look, an ivory techno jersey top along with a long blue bias-cut skirt with a single ruffle rippling down the side, wasn’t really about embellishments at all. The modernity was in the efficiency and glamour of its cut.

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