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Monday, 11 April 2016

Designer of the Week : Carolina Herrera

Designer of the Week Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan-American fashion designer known for "exceptional personal style", and for dressing First Ladies from Jacqueline Onassis to Michelle Obama. The New York Times cited her designs as "elegant and worldly without ever being fussy".

1965 : Herrera began her career working as a publicist for Emilio Pucci. 
1980 : She moved to New-York. Frequently associating with Mick and Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol, at Studio 54, she became well known for her dramatic style. She first appeared on the International Best Dressed List in 1972, then was elected to its Hall of Fame in 1980.  
1981 : Diana Vreeland, then Editor-in-Chief of Vogue suggested that Carolina design a clothing line. Her first runway show in 1981 included future supermodel Iman. Carolina Herrera presents her Ready-to-Wear Collection semiannually at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The company has been based in New York City since 1980, few of her most notable clients have included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, ( CH designed the dress for her daughter Caroline's wedding), Diana, Duchess of Cadaval (CH designed the dress for her marriage). 
2008 : They launched a ready-to-wear brand called CH Carolina Herrera. 
2012 : There are 18 Carolina Herrera and CH Carolina Herrera boutiques in the world, and her lines are carried in 280 stores in 104 countries. 
For Resort 2016 Collection, the Herrera silhouettes are as tried-and-true as the details.  What did get the designer excited were the more adventurous shapes: A cropped organza T-shirt looked modern and fresh with that tea-length skirt, and the culottes she cut in jacquard patterns tapped into the current trends. CH included some fur separates because the clothes deliver in late fall, and more and more, she thinks, women are shopping with a buy now/wear now mentality. A coral-colored curly lamb skirt suit, she said, "is the perfect outfit for November." Or a rainy day in early June.

Please find below some of the 2016 Resort Collection looks :

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