Thursday, 28 April 2011

Carolina Herrera, Spring 2011

Carolina Herrera's program notes explained that Spring was inspired by two things: the traditional clothes of Korea and botanical plates collected in the eighteenth century.

For anybody who admired the elegant simplicity of her recent Resort show, that little bit of news sent up a red flag. The tall, wide-brimmed straw hats (customarily worn by men in Korea) and the superfluous obilike bows that decorated the bust- and waistlines of evening dresses hardly dispelled the disquiet, nor did floral prints complete with calligraphy detailing the plant's name and origins.

Happily, there was also a lot here of a more subtle nature. The more restrained gowns suggested that Herrera can still teach a thing or two to the up-and-comers gunning for the Park Avenue set. In particular, a lotus-blossom-embroidered blouse and olive to-the-floor skirt and a forest green metallic fil coupé column dress with a slightly asymmetrical neckline nailed the understated grandeur that's long been a Herrera signature.

If it's grandeur plain and simple a girl is after, she should look no further than the finale gown with its yard-upon-yard of porcelain-embroidered floral jacquard.


Meritxell said...

I like it so much Carolina Herrera! :D


this free bird said...

so gorgeous. i love carolina herrera!

Susan said...

I love these floral prints!

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Fe,

I love all the floral and botanical designs with this gorgeous collection.

Happy weekend

julianne. said...

she is such an amazing designer.
i LOVE ALL of these pieces.
the floral patterns are amaizng.<3

Kate said...

cool post! I love the old-school floral illustrations of this collection, so incredibly pretty with the interesting texture of the clothes!

MayClover said...

Thank you for the sweet comment! Nice post ^^ It looks good~

Kavery said...

I like your notes on the collection. She is quite a genius

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J. said...

Beautiful, very soft and feminine

Cassidy said...

I love how she incorporated nature into her collection! So beautiful.

Catherine Robinson said...

She is one of my favourite designers...beautiful designs...absolutely
Lovely post...I'm a new follower.