All it takes is one of Carolina Herrera's effervescent dresses fluttering down the runway, and suddenly, you're on the Riviera, with an icy cold drink, beneath blue skies. Spring is Herrera's season, and this year, her signature blend of sensuousness and sophistication seemed particularly lighthearted—inspired, perhaps, by her daughter Carolina Jr.'s lavish, romantic June wedding to the dashingly handsome Spanish bullfighter Miguel Baez? Regardless of the source, the benefits are available to all.

In addition to those floaty frocks—made from silk crepe or jersey, and cut to skim the body like a breeze—Herrera included plenty of sportswear to satisfy even the office-bound, like a tweed shift in nubbly red or camp shirts to wear with trim skirts. Always a fan of unexpected color combinations, Herrera (who designs with her daughter Patricia Lansing and design director Hervé Pierre Braillard) used deep hues of crimson, aqua, chocolate, and green against ivory and black. Herrera delights in details: A lovely lace dress was finished up the back with delightfully old-fashioned tiny pearl buttons, and chunky, gleaming jewels adorned straps and belts. This season, Herrera's all about sharing the love—and we're feeling it.