The Carolina Herrera pre-fall 2013 collection was definitely touched by a heavenly grace, but that didn’t stop the designer from gently infusing the lineup with subtle whimsical accents that carried a powerful theme behind. That same theme strongly resonated with Herrera this season, as she draw inspiration from a gilded compact inlaid with jewels, featuring the sun on one side, and the moon on the other side.
What represented a unique gift from her beloved husband, was successfully transformed into a powerful influence, easily noticeable in the utterly stunning collection. “From the heavens to the earth” this are the words that perfectly capture the essence of the Carolina Herrera pre-fall 2013 lineup, beautifully represented by an array of bold prints ranging from breathtaking constellations, to unexpected tarot card decks. Dusty blues and other celestial colors complemented the theme.
Everything about Carolina Herrera’s collection reads effortless femininity, elegance and sophistication. From the timeless silhouettes, to the ethereal shapes and impeccable cuts, all the main elements belong to the same story. The delicate color palette was accented by a bold red that made for a vivid trio of hues, alongside black and white. Featured in sleek coat looks, flirty frocks and loose gowns, the gorgeous prints stood out on their own loud and clear.
Flirty mid-length dresses made the transition into evening wear look just as feminine and chic as the entire lineup. Quirky prints, black lace inserts and oversized bows were amongst the elements that emphasized the structured numbers flawlessly. Colored in powerful shades of green, dark blue and seductive red, the gowns make for ideal luxe options when it comes to classy parties.
Carolina Herrera took a new approach on the classic combination between black and white, enhancing the muted tones with loud flower prints and delicate embellishments, creating romantic gowns ideal for summer weddings, garden parties or chic cocktail hours. Nothing in the collection betrayed Herrera’s signature aesthetic, as everything fell into place so lightly.
With a consistent fan base made out of Hollywood’s finest names, it’s no wonder Carolina Herrera’s pre-fall 2013 lineup was above all glamorous and red carpet ready. For any celebrity in search of a breathtaking gown for the approaching awards season, this collection offers at least two worthy options for the big events. And we of course talk about the exquisite dark blue gowns featuring the mesmerizing abstract constellation prints. Charming and so mysterious.