Carolina Herrera Fall collection was expected to be different, effortless and criticized. The main purpose of this worldwide opinion was because of the debacle she has with Oscar de la Renta regarding Laura Kim. She sued them because of the non-compete clause De La Renta enforced which prevented Kim for returning to Herrera. All this drama may have seemed to certain ones, as it will affect her work for the fall collection. However, that did not happen. Her new fall collection resulted being lovely, with a sense of a younger mood.
As a designer, and as a person she is, she has always had a great love towards the white shirt. That was no exception in this collection, too. The white shirt had numerous variations. Some of them were with big pilgrim collar, wrapped waist or high-buttoned with a ribbon on the neck. They always came in combination and paired with black and white skirts, sending the message that this is a collection for relaxed mood and calm elegance. Besides the white shirt, other pieces were also eye catching. There was a funnel neck wool coat with a velvet bow on each hip. The other one was the burgundy sweater and white shirt over a fluid skirt that gave kind a sports look.
As the evening continued, the design pieces changed and gowns entered the scene. The ball gowns came into long sleeve, corseted constructions into rose gold bodices and pale pink skirts. Unavoidable was the dotted gown in plum-silk chiffon. This gown was a total hit. It was a perfect red carpet look, stepping away from the mermaid and crystal nude sirens style. The other gowns showed certain easiness and youngish touch.
With this collection, Herrera, again, left the crowd and the world in awe, as a brilliant innovative and creative designer with plenty ideas to deliver and more beautiful designs to come. Her visions and designs are crisp polished. Whatever comes into her hands, it comes out as wonderful fashionable masterpiece. As the last piece of the new collection entered the runway, the mission was accomplished – Herrera managed to show the essence of her own house.