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.