Fashion Week Notebook | Carolina Herrera

February 8th, 2006

Carolina Herrera Fall 2006
Photo Credit: NY Metro

Key Takeaways:  Carolina Herrera’s collection encompassed both business-appropriate daywear and eveningwear.  Key trends from this collection included (1) Emphasis on the waistline (throwback to Spring 06), (2) Voluminous sleeves (seems to be a Big Thing this season), (3) Natural to High waistlines, (4) Square sunglasses, (5) Boatnecked styles, (6) 3/4 length coats, and (7) Tights.  Embellishments included fur trims, beaded styles, and bows (also So Spring 06).

Color Palette:  Both warm (red, orange) and cool (turquoise, lilac) colors complemented Herrera’s base of neutrals.

Silhouettes:  Waistlines were either at the natural waist or above, though bottoms came in both fitted and baggy varieties.  Sleeves tended to be voluminous, either at the shoulder or at the wristline.  Herrera seems to have a thing for asymmetry–and 3/4 length styles (both coats and sleeves came in this length).  

What’s Wearable: Personal standout: An exquisitely detailed pintucked black sheath dress.  We also appreciated her asymmetric suits, her slim pencil skirts, and her boatnecked jackets.

What’s Not Wearable: Huge medallions around your neck…what are we, on the Sopranos?  The Victorian-inspired getup with the pouf sleeves and Full skirt isn’t going to win anyone any Best Dressed awards.   Traci would also frown upon the vinyl-ish black and clear polka dotted dress. 

What’s hot for Fall 2006?  Check out Omiru’s Mid Fashion Week Trend Recap!

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

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Style for All&hellip  |  February 8th, 2006 at 8:39 am

    […] Here’s our update to Omiru’s Mid-Week Fashion Week Trend Recap:Oversized Collars: We’re talking HUGE collars here.  Overwhelmingly Large Lapels.Doo Ri, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Willow, Marc JacobsShort Sleeved Dresses: And they’re not even matronly!Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Narciso RodriguezAsymmetry: We’re seeing this trend play out beautifully on coats with asymmetric closures.  Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Marc JacobsFur Trim: Seems to be the status symbol du jour.Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Zang ToiShearling: I suppose this counts as an offshoot of the fur trend.Oscar de la Renta, LacostePowerful Working Woman: Nicely cut pantsuits and skirt suits…great for the office!  BTW–if you want to check out a group of powerful women bloggers, stop by  Disclaimer: I’m pitching in over there as the Fashion and Shopping co-editor.Carolina Herrera, Zang Toi, Luella Bartley, Tuleh, Narciso Rodriguez […]

  • 2. Style for All&hellip  |  February 9th, 2006 at 12:24 pm

    […] Another update to Omiru’s Mid-Week Fashion Week Trend Recap and its Part II:Tuxedo Detailing: Goes along well with the Powerful Working Woman trend…Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la RentaSweaterdresses: These just went from oh-so-comfy to oh-so cute!BCBG, LacosteChain Handles on Bags: Fashion seems to have gone from chain-happy charm bracelets to chains on handbags.Heatherette, Narciso Rodriguez, BCBG, Luella BartleyVariations on the Little Black Dress: This season, the LBD is anything but boring.  Look for poufy skirts, pintucking, and more!Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera, Narciso Rodriguez […]

  • 3. Style for All&hellip  |  February 14th, 2006 at 8:08 am

    […] February 14th, 2006 For your reading convenience, we’ve split the trends up into categories: Silhouette, Detailing, Garment Classifications, and Accessories.  Enjoy!SILHOUETTEWaist Emphasis: Much like Spring 06, the focal point is on the waist.It’d be easier to list the designers that Didn’t follow this one. High Waisted Styles: Long-waisted women everywhere celebrate with a trip to the mall!Calvin Klein, Zac Posen, Alice RoiPowerful Working Woman: We’re just glad these pieces don’t have the 80s shoulderpads.Carolina Herrera, Zang Toi, Richard ChaiDresses over Long Sleeved Shirts: Reminds us of Marc Jacobs’ Mod collection a few years back.  Anyone else thinking this?Proenza Schouler, WillowVoluminous Sleeves: Good for visual interest, but it can get theatrical.  Aim for small puffs rather than Jerry Seinfeld’s puffy shirt.Carolina Herrera, Diane von Furstenberg, Three As Four3/4 Sleeve Styles: Add 3/4 length styles here, and we’ve got Uber-Cropped jackets.Proenza Schouler, Carolina HerreraDETAILINGOversized Collars: Oversized jacket detailing in its most visible form.Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Willow, Richard ChaiTuxedo Style Detailing: I wonder if this was inspired by March of the Penguins…Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta, Behnaz SarafpourFur Fur Everywhere: Let’s just say that PETA isn’t going to be happy.Carolina Herrera, Trovata, Chado Ralph Rucci, J MendelJapan, anyone?: Can we say Memoirs of a Geisha?  Let’s just hope anime-style clothing isn’t in the pipeline.J Mendel, James Coviello, Nanette Lepore, BCBGRuffles: There’s just something so innocent and feminine about these ruffles.  Doo Ri, Three As Four, Oscar de La RentaGrecian Draping: So Very Madame Grès.Proenza Schouler, Derek LamSheer over Solids: When done well, it can be great…but if not, it can be a little "Date Night with Barbie."Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, Donna KaranShearling: Somehow we keep thinking of those sheepskin car seat covers.Oscar de la Renta, Lacoste, SweetfacePenchant for Plaid: Reminds us of Trey from Sex and the City…only without the kilts.Trovata, Zang Toi, Behnaz SarafpourChevron Detailing: When you see plaid, you know that chevrons aren’t far behind…Vera Wang, Calvin KleinGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSCapes and Capelets: Like we said, it’s The Poncho, Part II.Derek Lam, Monique Lhuillier, Narciso Rodriguez, Tuleh, Marc by Marc JacobsBubble Skirts: As long as they don’t invite Bubble Boy comparisons, we’re OK with them.  Short girls beware though, as they’ll throw off your proportions..Doo Ri, Twinkle, United Bamboo, Calvin KleinVests: Time to raid the Wall of Vests at H&M!Tomer, Twinkle, Diane von FurstenbergSweaterdresses: The ultimate in comfort + style.BCBG, Lacoste, Behnaz Sarafpour, Y-3, Michael KorsShort Sleeved Dresses: Maybe skin isn’t in?Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Carolina HerreraBoatneck Styles: Perfectly elegant and a way to show off a long neck (or make your neck look longer, as it may be).Trovata, Rachel Comey, Carmen Marc ValvoHooded Trenchcoats: Why would you wear a regular trenchcoat when you could get one with a hood? Lacoste, Three As FourToggle Coats: Can’t say how much we LOVE the toggle coat!Cloak, TrovataACCESSORIESSmall and Square Sunglasses: Out with the bug eyes, in with sleek, technochic style.Carolina Herrera, BCBG, Luella Bartley, Proenza SchoulerNerd Glasses for Men: These will go Perfectly with your "Roses are Red, Violets are Blue, All My Base Are Belong to You" T-shirt.Trovata, LacosteLong (up to Elbow-Length) Gloves: This is the Huge accessories trend.Badgley Mischka, Doo Ri, Richard Chai, Nicole MillerShort Gloves: First, it was Marvel vs. Capcom.  Now, it’s Short Glove vs. Long Glove.  We’ll hedge our bets here, but we always like to support the underdog.Derek Lam, Proenza SchoulerHandmade Looking Scarves: Straight from Grandma’s knitting club.Tomer, John Bartlett, TwinkleLong Scarves: Maybe not so functional, but oh-so-chic!Marc by Marc Jacobs, Carmen Marc Valvo, Calvin KleinChain Handles on Bags: The Hottest New Bag Trend.Heatherette, Narciso Rodriguez, Luella Bartley, Derek LamLeggings & Tights: Great for layering.Rachel Comey, Twinkle, Yigal Azrouel, Trovata […]

  • 4. MARIA  |  September 6th, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Please, you could send more information about this dress.
    ¿Can you send the cost?

    I appreciate any information.


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