In celebration of Carolina Herrera‘s 35th year in business, the Spring 2017 RTW collection was a mix of old and new, reviewing the nostalgic staples of the fashion house iconic memories of classic silhouettes in gingham, florals, and a black and white stripe motif.

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Yannis Vlamos – Indigital

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Yannis Vlamos – Indigital

 

 

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Yannis Vlamos – Indigital

 

 

 

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Yannis Vlamos – Indigital

 

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Of course, all of the nostalgic Herrera silhouettes exuding sophistication were also modernized in interesting techniques and fabrics, like the metallic crackling foil brocade numbers, an incredible denim gown with white vertical white stitching mimicking corset boning, and a structural off-the-shoulder top over a sheer tiered midi.

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Yannis Vlamos – Indigital

 

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Yannis Vlamos – Indigital

 

 

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Yannis Vlamos – Indigital

 

 

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  1. I like much of it, but…..aren’t stripes DONE? Even as they’ve filtered up and down through steampunk and Victorian revival (Alexander McQueen being WAY ahead of the pack on that), are they not now truly done for awhile? I just can’t think of anyone who isn’t yawning at anything that hints of Victoriana at this point.

    • I know what you’re saying, but there are designers that really don’t care what is in, what’s played out, and what the public has seen a million times or not. In this case, Herrera isn’t using stripes as a trend (I’d dare say she never really pays attention to trends), but a heritage signature of her fashion house in celebration of 35th anniversary. I could be wrong, but I doubt she cares if it’s been done recently or not. She’s just not in that sub-field of designers. I look at her more as always having been a classicist like Oscar de la Renta – they have a signature aesthetic known for femininity, fluidity, and elements that are known to flatter the figure. Beyond that, they just continue to update the techniques used around those staple elements to innovate. I think if anyone who sees stripes or gingham on Carolina Herrera and yawns and says “seen it” should look more closely at the full heritage of the designer herself.

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