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CAROLINA HERRERA S/S 2009

 

With all the people-watching going on at Carolina Herrera (I was seated right behind leopard-print-clad Ivana Trump and right next to Flavia Masson who was decked-out in gorgeous Francesca Visconti baubles, and not to mention the countless other celebs, socialites, and fashion heavyweights that all came to support the always glamorous Carolina Herrera), I was worried that it might be hard to stay focused on the runway. Thankfully with the surprising, but fabulous (given that the collection had a younger feel than usual), choice of Agyness Deyn strutting-out for the second look, staying focused on the runway was not a problem.

A black, white, marigold, persimmon, hibiscus, and teal color palette made-up the collection which was inspired by Botticelli and Russian Constructivist’s crisp simplicity. As is evident by Herrera’s inspiration, this season the designer focused on a play on color and contrast — masculine tailoring (narrow skirts, cigarette pants), was presented alongside fluid gowns, and there was mixture of fabrics (tweed organza, textured silk, lacquered raffia, silk cloque).


From ruffled evening gowns to bustier tops, and crepe satin wide leg pants, Herrera’s collection was a vibrantly-glamorous delight.

 

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums
 
 

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