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Carolina Herrera Fall/Winter 2022: Bravery & Balance

Creative Director Wes Gordon was inspired by the self-assured, strong, and full-of-fire Carolina Herrera woman for his bold, heart-pounding Fall/Winter 2022 collection. It was all about bravery and balance, coming up with sharp fashion statements that also reveal uncontrived sophistication; elegance and a great sense of style that comes from within.

The result is noble, playful, and age-defying. There were gracious and exciting special-occasion options for every woman in the designer’s client base but also for women you are recently drawn to the incredibly feminine aesthetics of this iconic fashion house.

The silhouettes this season are markedly linear and tailored, yet feature moments of exuberance like an undulating cascade, an enormous sleeve, or a color reveal at the hem. Bustier shapes are sensually and precisely cut, reinterpreted as fresh separates or daring beaded fringe.

An intensely saturated chroma of Crushed Berries, Anemone Blue, Fire Opal, Deep Peony, Evening Primrose Yellow, and Dahlia burst on the blindingly white runway. Shatteringly bold Fauvist Florals are arresting, taking on an exaggerated scale.

Deep indigo denim, silk moire fabrics, crisp taffetas, and failles, signature Herrera cotton shirting, knits embroidered with threadwork and sequins, and a lurex brocade featuring blooming irises are the fabrics that bring Gordon’s sketches to life.

Joy as always lands on Carolina Herrera’s runway; it always has an uplifting effect. Along with modern codes infused by Gordon, this felt like another rebirth after difficult pandemic moments.

Plunging necklines and miraculous structure along with larger-than-life ruffle tulle shapes are pure bliss!

This color is for lovers, and this style is for the ultimate fashionistas!

Tailoring is enriched with draping, and the balance is again achieved!

The modern-day Cinderella comes in a gradient of ultra-chic colors that are hard to ignore!

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