Fashion Week Notebook | Carolina Herrera

September 13th, 2005

Key Takeaways: Carolina Herrera embraced embellishment (through print and accessories) and, to a lesser extent, the minimalism towards which fashion is trending. We like the exaggerated scoop neck on her vests, and we feel that she’s perfectly on trend with her short shorts, higher waisted styles, and overall emphasis on the waistline.

Color Palette: Black and white prints, shades of brown and tan, pink, and baby blue.

Silhouettes: Low cut vests shown over tailored shirts, short shorts, A-line and fitted skirts, high-waisted and empire styles.

Accessories Report: Square shaped oversized sunglasses, belts, chunky necklaces. Nothing new here.

What’s Wearable: Most everything, especially the vest over tailored shirt look, the flirty sundresses with waist-emphasis, and the floaty evening gowns.

What’s Not Wearable: Oversized bows. They’re too clownish. Didn’t like them as a little girl, don’t like them now. Extreme dropped waistlines: fitted dresses that hug the body until the hips and then flare out don’t flatter even model-shaped bodies.

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

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