Carolina Herrera Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2012

February 14, 2012 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, New York, womenswear

Navy and black, a strong combination, opened the show of  Carolina Herrera yesterday. It was a beautiful display of regal elegance.  The first looks came in shades of deep indigo with black accents. Fabrics, such as knits with feather and fur details, blurred the line between traditional day- and eveningwear, and had a modern touch. The second part of show was lighter and less subtle, with heavy handed abstract prints by artist Joe Duke.


Carolina Herrera Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2010

February 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, New York, womenswear

Though Carolina Herrera recently stated she would watch her expenses, at her fashion show there was no sign of her cutting back. The sophisticated clothes were as luxurious as ever. Then again with a brand new boutique in Las Vegas, an extra children’s collection and sold out eight thousand dollar gowns, Herrera probably won’t be hindered by the economic crisis.

Her elegant clothes represented wealth and luxury. The fur details, the wide legged trousers and the chique dresses all looked very elegant. Not to mention the blouses with Herrera’s signature puff sleeves. They had the perfect size, shape, ruffles and pleating.

Caronlina Herrera used shades of deep red, silver, beige and grey. She added a few brush stroke prints and in two ochre colored dresses she even dared to show a tropical print.

Accessories like felt hats, leather waist belts and silver earrings completed the looks.

The finale was all about tight column dresses which accentuated the models’ silhouettes in the most perfect way. From the knee down those dresses flared up so the models – though carefully – were able to walk.

Carolina Herrera’s collection was pure, feminine, chique and everything it was supposed to be. Financial crisis or not, we’re sure there will be many wealthy ladies standing in line for this collection next fall.

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Turning out refined day looks and eveningwear since 1981, the house of Herrera specializes in classic shapes (lean trousers, pencil skirts, A-line ball dresses, and nipped-waist jackets) stitched up in soigné silk faille and jacquard, luxurious taffeta and mink. In recent seasons, Oscar regulars like Renée Zellweger have splashed this most Park Avenue of labels with a starry dash of Hollywood Boulevard.

Carolina Herrera made a name for herself by dressing well before she began designing well. (And she is still recognized for her chic uniform of crisp white shirts and tailored black trousers.) She was born in 1939 to a family of Venezuelan aristocrats and, with her second husband, Reinaldo Herrera, partied with a coterie of 1970’s jet-setters that included Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol. Herrera landed on the International Best-Dressed List time and again during those years, and was named to its Hall of Fame in 1980. The same yearHerrera designed her first line of ready-to-wear as a “test.” She aced it.

Herrera was named the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2004, and in 2008 the organization gave her the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award.

Carolina Herrera Catwalk Fashion Show FW09

February 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Fashion, New York

Carolina Herrera Catwalk Fashion Show SS09

September 8, 2008 by  
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