Carolina Herrera Cruise show was held in Rio de Janeiro, inspired by the city’s of exuberant joy and sensuality.

June 9, 2023

Wes Gordon brought the Carolina Herrera Resort 2024 collection to Rio de Janeiro in a first for the New York label.  At the heart of this celebration is the people of Brazil, boasting a 100% Brazilian cast, walking to a soundtrack of national icon Gal Costa.

“Herrera has such a strong connection to Latin America, and the idea of Rio just felt so mesmerizing and captivating,” said designer Wes Gordon.

A mango-yellow gown had voluminous sleeves elaborately draped to resemble flowers, and its thigh-high slit was accentuated by an oversized bow; a cotton eyelet bralette was worn with a matching ball-skirt, both dyed a fantastic shade of acid green; and yes, that was Isabeli Fontana wiggle-walking in an orange crochet tank top and matching skirt.

There were sporty separates in summer-light twill, and a terrific short suit (worn with a matching crop top) in a herringbone-patterned corded twill that looked like seersucker. Another standout was a mosaic-pattern floral used on a flirty, strapless a-line mini dress.

Mother Nature and the tropical Brazilian climate proved to be the ultimate muse. As guests arrived to enjoy sunset cocktails and a breathtaking rainbow spanning the expanse of the stage, a rainstorm arrived upon the show location for a prolonged and unexpected period of time.

Ultimately, guests were escorted to the adjoining party in a jungle greenhouse built for the occasion, as models were filmed in the rain barefoot holding their shoes, evoking an emotional and romantic image of the Girl from Ipanema.


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