“This is actually the most personal collection I’ve done because it was all about Colombia, my home,” Juan Carlos Obando said after his Spring show on the last day of NYFW. This season’s personal inspiration gave the designer an emboldened sense of confidence. Instead of focusing on his signature red-carpet gowns and bold color combinations, JCO opened his latest lineup with comparatively casual separates, which came in a range of refreshing neutrals that evoked the salt mines and deserts of the country’s La Guajira region. Working with a beautiful, ivory waxed silk, he paired ruffled halter tops with fluid midi skirts, and elevated muscle tees with cropped trousers featuring a comfortable elastic waistband and decorative streamers. From there, Obando transitioned into a handful of sensual, skin-toned kimonos that had boudoir appeal layered over tonal bikini tops.