September 14th, 2006
Photo Credit: New York Magazine
Key Takeaways: We flit, we float, we want to fly away with the romantic gowns that are so exquisitely Carolina Herrera. This season provides a strong balance between past seasons’ menswear-inspired cuts and details and the floaty femininity of Spring 2007. While not a particularly directional collection, Herrera ’s spring line does impress with a number of attractive, wearable pieces, including a ruched jersey blouse and a black and ivory linen dress with oversized collar (pictured).
Color Palette: Have we seen some of these same dusty colors of greys, creams, pinks, reds and blacks in other spring lines? Yes, but with less contrast than seen in other collections.
Silhouettes: Herrera emphasized work-friendly shirts with pencil skirts and flutter-sleeved full-length outfits. Dresses emphasized a natural waistline. Oversized collars and off-the-shoulder sleeves gave classic shapes a bit of a twist. Detailing included embroidery, eyelet, and piping.
Accessories Report: Round Jackie-O meets swim goggle sunglasses in vibrant pinks and strange greys and blacks hid the eyes of the models toting the more work-appropriate outfits. We also spotted thin and thick belts, the odd bracelet, and T-strap sandals in various colors.
What’s Wearable: We have to agree that Carolina Herrera’s signature elegantly flirty full-length dresses are always wearable at the elegant cocktail party in someone’s ritzy loft or a night out at the Met.
What’s Not Wearable: Avoid the sunglasses, which make you look like you just exited out of a Mystic Tan booth and the unflattering horizontal striped palazzo pants.