Fall 2007 Fashion Week Notebook | Carolina Herrera

February 6th, 2007

Carolina Herrera Fall 2007 Runway
Photo Credit: NewYork Magazine

Key Takeaways:  A real departure from Carolina Herrera’s typical sweetly light collections.  Dresses and separates maintained the designer’s signature elegance, but overlaid a sense of darkness and mystery.  Key trends included: high-waisted silhouettes, geometric patterns, bows, open knit fabric, plaid fabric, ruffles, and fur.

Color Palette: Heavy on dark colors–blacks and greys.  Brooding browns and regal lilacs were lightened with shades of white, splashes of red, and metallic silver.  Both fur and geometric patterns–most notably plaid and dots–featured prominently. 

Silhouettes:
Generally high-waisted, with an emphasis on the natural waistline.  Garment volume felt measured and made to flatter the body.  Sleek dresses were complemented by swingy frocks, paired with patterned leggings.  High-waisted skirts and trousers were paired with open knit tops, sweaterjackets, and semi-voluminous jackets.

Accessories Report:  Black elbow-length gloves and patterned tights emphasized the dark, yet ladylike feel of the collection.  Wide belts drew emphasis to the waistline.  Bug-eyed sunglasses completed the chicly mysterious looks.

What’s Wearable:  Carolina Herrera knows how to flatter a woman’s body–try the sleek dresses, the subtly voluminous skirts, the swingy oversized jackets, and the high-waisted trousers.  The sleeved dresses are perfect for women with thick upper arms.

What’s Not Wearable:  Fur played a large part in the collection–both as jackets and as cuffs, but we prefer to leave fur on our animal friends.  Horizontal "striping" through fabric detailing visually widens the body–beware.

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

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Anne  |  February 6th, 2007 at 10:39 pm

    Great! I love your 2007 New York fashion week series!

  • 2. Trisha  |  February 6th, 2007 at 10:53 pm

    Thanks, Anne! More to come in the following days…

  • 3. Omiru.com: Style for All&hellip  |  February 13th, 2007 at 1:20 am

    [...] Hello, retro.  For Fall 2007, the silhouette slimmed down–way down–as designers reached into the archives for inspiration.  The excess layering and embellishment of seasons past gave way to tailored, more refined looks with a distinct edge.  SILHOUETTESlim SilhouetteMarc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenHigh Waisted SilhouetteDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Oscar de la RentaMenswear as WomenswearMarc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Proenza SchoulerAsymmetryGrey Ant, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler80s InfluenceGrey Ant, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam20s InfluenceMarc Jacobs, Proenza SchoulerDETAILINGRufflesGrey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Zac PosenPocket DetailingVenexiana, Derek Lam, Zac PosenColorblockingDiane von Furstenberg, Narciso RodriguezBowsDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Betsey Johnson, Doo RiOversized ButtonsVenexianaPuffy SleevesVenexiana, Proenza Schouler, Derek LamKimono SleevesDerek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenOversized CollarsBetsey Johnson, Venexiana, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenFABRIC & PATTERNPlaidGrey Ant, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Derek LamGeometric PatternsCarolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Narciso RodriguezDotsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina Herrera, Betsey JohnsonMetallic ShineMarc Jacobs, Grey Ant, Diane von Furstenberg, Proenza Schouler, Monique LhuillierFurVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Zac PosenGARMENT CLASSIFICATIONSSleeved DressesDiane von Furstenberg, Venexiana, Carolina Herrera, Proenza Schouler, Calvin Klein, Monique Lhuillier, Betsey JohnsonSkinny PantsNarciso Rodriguez, Proenza Schouler, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Zac PosenThe CapeletBetsey JohnsonSweaterjacketsDiane von Furstenberg, Carolina HerreraTie-Front BlouseBetsey Johnson, Diane von FurstenbergLeggings and TightsVenexiana, Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta, Derek Lam, Doo Ri, Betsey JohnsonACCESSORIESGlovesCarolina Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Doo Ri, Calvin Klein, Zac PosenWide BeltsCarolina HerreraOversized Plastic SunglassesBetsey Johnson, Grey AntColorful AccessoriesMarc Jacobs [...]

  • 4. priyanka uniyal  |  November 20th, 2007 at 1:51 am

    hey i love all of ur collections since 2000….u kn i m also a fashion designing student n i m working on a project in which v r supposed to take 1 international and 1 national designer n tell abt their style…..1 of them is u so tell me how do u go abt ur style in designing…i have so many things to ask reply me soon…take care n do good

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