Carolina Herrera creates a bridal beauty for the Fall collection
For the Carolina Herrera Fall 2018 bridal collection, the designer looked to more classic silhouettes and traditional styles for the season. “I think the old-fashioned in bridal is very important,” says designer. Herrera has experience in brides who look for the cool or more edgy factor often change their opinion when trying a romantic gown.
This collection featured traditional flourishes with floral appliques that appeared including both white-on-white embellishments and more colorful touches. A light-as-butterfly-wings dress featured emerald-and-white embroidery in a pattern that might have been inspired by an 18th-century men’s waistcoat; more directional was an embroidered gown that was yoked to emphasize a hand-span waist. A blush-color dress featured a strapless guipure lace gown with a removable high-necked capelet was the height of simple sophistication. Apart from one dress with a multitiered tulle skirt, which borrowed its silhouette from the designer’s Spring 2018 prêt-à-porter line, the rest of the collection was classic, clean-lined, and sophisticated.
Practical elements are incorporated such as a bow-tied wrap dress with pockets. Pretty sleeves, a house specialty, added feminine flutter to another dress, whose look changed entirely with the addition of a wide “something blue” belt. “It’s about poetry, it’s about love,” Herrera said.