Spring/Summer 2013 ©CH CAROLINA HERRERA
Women's clothing, Men's clothing, Kids' clothing, Accessories, Bags, Perfume
Origin New York
The sophisticated 1960s provide the inspiration behind the CH Carolina Herrera collection for next summer.
Grace Kelly, Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Jean Seberg, Jane Birkin, Catherine Deneuve... women with very different but equally sublime styles. There is a clear change in form, coupled with generous volumes and imaginative colors and prints but, above all, we find traces of these fashion icons that remain firmly fixed in our memory.
Three forms define the collection: the A line, in voluminous skirts and cocktail dresses, the pencil silhouette in casual wear, and the square line, offering a freer volume, both in sports dresses and outer garments, giving a touch of freshness and rebelliousness that livens up the entire collection.
The base fabrics are cottons, linens and silks, fabrics which appear in a wide range of colors, from emerald green to navy blue, and from fuchsia to orange. Delicate and imaginative prints break the harmony to create fun and original contrasts that transform the collection into an essential summer wardrobe.
The CH Carolina Herrera collection for men for this Spring/Summer is a colorful proposal with a young and fun feel that explores the contrasts between the classic and the modern.
The inspirational images for the collection transport us to the Côte d’Azur at the end of the 1950s to recreate the charm and style that defined Saint-Tropez, Monte Carlo and Cannes at that time. This is coupled with the rich sensations associated with the coast: the sun, the intense blue of the sea, hidden away beaches and unhurried hours spent aboard a yacht.
The collection boasts luxurious natural materials which add lightness, freshness and comfort, such as cotton and linen, giving a refined feel to all the garments. Tropical wool offers distinctive classic tailoring, technical fabrics are used for the sportier pieces, and soft suede adds the finishing touch to the summer collection.
The colors explore different tones of blue, natural shades and the traditional CH Carolina Herrera red, accompanied by vibrant and refreshing touches of color inspired by the Mediterranean: orange, greens, delicate purples and dusty yellow.
This is a collection full with optimism and vitality and shows exquisite tailoring and extreme care in every last detail.