The spirit of art deco was also present in the form of black scrollwork and silver flourishes sewn into dresses. In fact, a decidedly tactile quality was front-and-center in this collection, with dresses and ensembles that mixed printed, solid, knit, shiny, and matte materials in expert fashion.
While not straying far from her ladylike roots, Herrera did push the boundaries a bit, playing with proportions and prints to offer a fresh take on classic looks, like the skirt suit.
In this context, a rock-star graphic top and distressed sequinned skirt—while not a bad look—came off a bit like pandering to the youth market, or the teenage daughters of the proper ladies who make up Herrera's main audience. Not to worry—there were plenty of evening dresses to erase the memory of a minor misstep.