Friday 14 February 2014

Soft Volume by Carolina Herrera F/W 2014/15

The Carolina Herrera Fall 2014 Collection is about new proportions – an exploration of soft construction and volume. Round shoulders in jackets and dresses are complemented by rich and varied textures and prints. Sharp geometric shapes inspired by architectural forms are the basis of prints, both hand-painted and all-over patterns, cut appliqué and crystal embroideries. The combination of colors from navy slate, turquoise paired with deep mahogany and antique brass to brights - firestone and cobalt, and the range of refined materials - silk twill, cashmere, wool felt, jacquard and gazar mixed with fur and leather in gentle silhouettes underscores the fresh spirit of a new season.

For fall 2014, all those elements were present and accounted for. Print: a graphic pattern of triangles that looked like shards of glass or sailboats depending on the configuration. Sinuous evening: floor length dresses in fire red silk organza, or a silk cady number covered in orange, turquoise, and brown geometric shapes. High society ease: straight, gray plaid pants with a degrade mink sweater, or burnt orange wool pants with a matching coat trimmed with wide panels of sable.

Nevertheless, Herrera is always trying to push the women she dresses ever so slightly further through proportion. Over the past few seasons, Herrera’s been playing with tea-length for day, evening, and even bridal. It’s a more youthful hemline, as Mrs. Herrera knows, that allows for the manner in which women are more casually approaching black tie as well as experimenting with flats for night.

This season the designer decided to bring the focus up to the shoulders. Particularly she wanted a broad silhouette on top to emphasize a tiny waist (three cheers for that). She did this by making sleeves bell-shaped and to the elbow and extending necklines to wide funnels just below the chin. Jackets and tops ended at the hips and skirts were kept slim and right to the knee. This shape, Mrs. Herrera said backstage, feels more modern to her. What was most exciting to see however was her version of a T-shirt dress. There were two relaxed V-neck numbers in silk, one with double face georgette on the shoulders and one with a panel of jewels on the chest. Call it elegance for everyday.

Discover the #HerreraLive Fall/Winter '14/15 runway show at the end of this post!  

LoL, Andrea 

Karlie Kloss and Carolina Herrera backstage at the show

Selections by ANDREA JANKE Finest Accessories

Photo Credit/Source: VOGUE
Photos: Candids by Mimi Ritzen Crawford/
Runway by Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages

More To Love ...  

Hugo Boss in Metzingen, Germany, is nestled between Porsche and Mercedes-Benz in geographical terms, which gives you a sense of the landscape where performance and precision are concerned. “We call it ‘the campus”, said designer Jason Wu, the brand’s newly appointed creative director. 

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...