NEW YORK (AP) — Wildflowers were blooming on the banks of the Hudson River on Monday, thanks to the fertile imagination of Wes Gordon at Carolina Herrera.

Gordon, now into his second year as the label's creative director, upped his game with a crowd-pleasing, flower-themed collection big on color and vibrant prints.

The designer said his inspiration was the California super bloom, a phenomenon that leads to an unusually high proportion of wildflowers blossoming at once.

That's what happened on Gordon's runway, with a succession of dresses both very long and very short with dramatic bursts of florals. One typical print was a bright yellow background populated with large blue flowers. Another was an impressionistic mix of flowers in hot pink, green and purple.

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