Having this on again off again love affair with Herrera has brought me here today to proclaim that this collection is just quintessential chic… yes, chic has returned. Don’t think that it really ever really left the house but this season an urbane and soigne presence pervades a pitch perfect collection.
Some will say it is old and who cares what those say ... well imagine... no off the shoulder puffers and no bedraggled model and no shapeless sacks masquerading as fashion. Yes quel domage, but instead what was shown is a timelessly masterful exercise in fashion... yes fashion. The collection speaks to the brand and to its eponymous designer. There is no trickery here, no “inspirational designing” that requires a handbook, none of what the so called media will stand up and applaud for. Instead there are timeless clothes that are perfectly executed for ageless women who want to look superbly turned out when stepping out.
The silhouettes are both a mix of old and new but present is a freshness and a crispness if you will. These are clothes that will not age with time or on the rack! There was a moment when the brand might have stepped into Rosie Assoulin territory but even those pieces are far superior than their source. Of particular interest were the exquisitely rendered and placed embroideries as well as some pretty amazing fur pieces. To me the black and white pieces were sublime as well as … well... lots of others.
Yes Virginia, there is a Christmas and this year it comes in the form of resort 2017 from Carolina Herrera. It is a long way from “our lady of the sleeves!
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