Spring 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Carolina Herrera

September 14th, 2006

 Carolina Herrera Spring 2007
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. 

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

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  • 1. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  September 22nd, 2006 at 3:30 am

    [...] Spring 2007 is all about pieces–and about continuing, not departing from, the big trend from Fall 2006: volume.  Bubble silhouettes, trapeze shapes, and puff sleeves all graced the runway.  Neutral colors continue their run as well as designers combine shades of black, white, and grey with accent colors from royal blue to fire engine red.  SILHOUETTESControlled VolumeAshleigh Verrier, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Y & Kei, Proenza SchoulerHigh Waisted StylesDerek Lam, Cynthia Steffe, Zac PosenDrop Waist StylesMarc by Marc Jacobs, Doo Ri, Ports 1961Babydoll ShapesJay McCarroll, Derek Lam, Peter Som, Cynthia Steffe, Ports 1961, Atil KutogluBubble SilhouettesMarc Jacobs, Ports 1961, Sass & Bide, Tuleh,  Oscar de la Renta, AraksTrapeze ShapesReem Acra, BCBG, Peter Som, Ports 1961Tulip SilhouettesPeter Som, Ports 1961, Atil Kutoglu, Y & KeiDouble Breasted StylesY & Kei, Proenza Schouler, Zac Posen, Marc by Marc JacobsDETAILINGRufflesPorts 1961, Betsey Johnson, Zac Posen, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Y & KeiCuffed StylesZac Posen, Manuel, Trovata, Kai Kühne, Jay McCarroll, Peter SomTops with PeplumsAshleigh Verrier, Tocca, Carolina HerreraTuxedo DetailingDoo Ri, Oscar de la Renta, Marc by Marc JacobsWide StrapsAshleigh Verrier, Reem Acra, Sass & Bide, Proenza Schouler, Peter Som, Narciso RodriguezDresses with PocketsSass & Bide, Derek LamPuff SleevesReem Acra, Tuleh, Y & Kei, Peter Som, Doo Ri, Marc by Marc JacobsNautical Ashleigh Verrier, Trovata, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Cynthia SteffeEyeletCarolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Jenni KayneOversized CollarsCarolina Herrera, Jenni Kayne Grecian DrapingCarolina Herrera, Doo Ri,  Zac PosenBlack and White ColorsAraks, Carolina Herrera, TulehAccent Color: RedCostello Tagliapietra, Reem Acra, Atil Kutoglu, Zac PosenFlutter SleevesBCBG, Narciso Rodriguez, Atil Kutoglu, Jenni Kayne, Zac PosenKimono SleevesBaby Phat, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Ports 1961Off the Shoulder SleevesCarolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Ports 1961, Proenza Schouler, Y & KeiDotsMarc by Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Jay McCarrollWild GraphicsDiane von Furstenberg, Alexandre Herchcovitch, Tocca, Oscar de la Renta, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Jay McCarrollKnits & CrochetDerek Lam, Ports 1961, Marc by Marc JacobsStripesJohn Bartlett, Ashleigh Verrier, Peter Som, Atil Kutoglu, Zac Posen, Jay McCarrollChevron StripesJay McCarroll, J. MendelGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSShortsJohn Bartlett, Tocca, Carolina Herrera, Ports 1961, Atil Kutoglu, Y & KeiSkinny PantsDoo Ri, Atil Kutoglu, Proenza Schouler, Y & Kei, Zac Posen, Jay McCarrollCapes/CapeletsAlexandre Herchcovitch, Ports 1961, Atil Kutoglu, Zac PosenWrap DressesCostello Tagliapietra, Diane von FurstenbergOverallsJay McCarroll, Proenza SchoulerTunicsPorts 1961, Atil KutogluACCESSORIESTie-Front BeltsNarciso Rodriguez, Zac PosenBowsZac Posen, Carolina Herrera, Peter Som, Ports 1961, Doo Ri, Oscar de la Renta, Jenni Kayne, Y & Kei [...]

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