It was a lighter, breezier and younger-than-usual collection for Carolina Herrera, who stayed true to her love for polished, delicate clothes but managed to infuse her looks with a lively and vibrant spirit.

For Herrera, Spring is all about showing off bronzed legs and nipped waists. Her flip skirts are sassy and full of movement, chopped right at the knee, in coral and tobacco geometric prints; dresses are cinched with thin leather belts or disco-inspired gold chain link. Sensible summer alternatives include one-step-dressing shirtdresses and rompers, slightly bloused and always belted. For more adventurous types, there are teeny shorts, off-the-shoulder suede blouses and even a skimpy sunflower leather strapless dress.

Evening consisted of long skirts and gowns with embroidered cuffs, waistbands and collars, as well as generously cut pleated trousers. But it was the day looks, simply styled and perfect for a confident woman, that worked best.