“This collection embraces the mood that feels right for today–light in spirit and fabrics, strong in color and never ever too serious,” wrote Carolina Herrera in her Resort 2012 notes. Mrs. Herrera debuted this beautiful airy collection in shades of lilac, persimmon, and crimson. There were gowns galore, of course–pleated, ruffled, and draped with rigor–patterned with tiny red mushrooms, abstract floral watercolor, bubbles, or blown out irregular polka dots. In other words…simply Carolina.
This season, she took it to another level, riffing on her signatures to “embrace how a woman of today lives.” What does that mean? It’s the black and white eyelet gown that is in fact, wide-leg culottes which I love!! Or the multi-colored confetti “skirt” paired with a silky tee. There were also updated Herrera classics like capris, satin cocktail dresses, knit tees, and wool cardis. The result was a collection brimming with retail-ready pieces fit for morning meetings, midnight soirees, and everything in between.
If I had a wish, it would be to be a perfect size 8 so I can be in Herrera morning, noon and night.