Hey there Brainiacs,
Historically, Carolina Herrera has always been kind of a hit or miss for me. In the past, I've found her collections to be a bit too formal, too bourgeois for my taste. However, this spring/summer collection was a definite hit. Although some pieces remained a little too stiff/over-the-top (in my opinion), the majority of the show blew my mind. Here are some of the standouts:
Yes, extravagant right off the bat with the first look, but it's tamed with the denim fabric of the gown and the model's slicked-back hair and dark eye makeup. I've seen designers attempt the denim gown in the past; so far, Herrera is the first to nail it.
The dramatic contrast between the tapered bomber sleeves and the flowing button down provide for eye-catching angles, not to be forsaken at the hemline of the skirt.
Another way that denim tames down an otherwise over-the-top look.
Pinstripes are always in fashion, and I love the knots that allow the stripes to run at different angles.
Startlingly simple, yet brought to life with the wingtips.
This look flirts with being too stiff, but the retro rectangular belt and muted shade of the blouse salvage it.
Again, a simple, everyday jumpsuit-cut on the top and ballgown on the bottom. It's like the mullet of fashion.
Where would I wear this? Who cares! This gown is completely arresting.
Find the full collection and pick out YOUR favorites (God forbid they're different from mine) right here: http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/spring-2017-ready-to-wear/carolina-herrera