01 Oct 2022
“And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.”- A beloved book of Wes Gordon’s childhood, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett was the starting point of this collection, inspired by its romantic depiction of nature and beauty.
A garden of visual delights, this collection is unabashedly romantic, with oversize balloon sleeves in hand-painted tea roses and peonies and a maximalist verve thanks to matching head-to-toe accessories. The collection opens with a stripe cotton blouse paired with a warp-print taffeta ball skirt, evoking the effortless American glamour of Bunny Mellon, the ultimate elegant gardener.
A precisely tailored double-breasted suit is paired with a dash of red floral chiffon. An architectural column dress in poppy red and a black wool jacket feature blossoms blooming from the seams. The iconic Herrera cotton shirt is expertly crafted and reimagined with an oversized floral rosettes, perched atop the shoulder.
A kaleidoscope of floral prints harmonize with femininely tailored separates in jet black. Evening is given a decidedly softer hand with dresses rendered in anemone print chiffons, delicately stitched together in a whirl of optimistically bright colorways. Hundreds of yards of tulle are pleated and gathered by hand to create sculptural hems that take on lives of their own in movement, like undulating rows of flowers in bloom in abundance.