Nothing in this world is certain, except death, taxes and Carolina Herrera honoring femininity. And the designer made sure that last fact was set in organza.
A simple white runway with a backdrop featuring close ups of her designs gave the audience at Herrera’s Spring 2014 show a hint of what was to come.
The Venezuelan designer chose a muted color palette for her airy gowns in mint and olive green, burgundy, muted ivory and rose. Never afraid to (respectfully) show a little skin, Herrera featured ensembles with exposed midriffs and bikinis accented with her flowing designs. Her interpretation of the shirtdress, tastefully covered with mirrored applique, turned what could have been dowdy into dazzling.
Herrera also took advantage of see-through layering to create a stunning visual effect with striped prints and geometric designs. Carefully placed jewels and sequins added shimmery movement.
Pants were easy, but tailored – even her take on the palazzo – making for an easy transition from the office to the evening apero. Bolero cut jackets and tops completed the look.
Short shift dresses and skirts continued this season’s theme, with bold shimmering lines printed across and down her work. T-strap stilettos and flats, along with precisely pulled back and upswept hair continued Herrera’s tradition of proper without being too prim.