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Carolina Herrera
Spring 2008 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 20, 2007

Written by Jamie Sharpe
Photogrphed by Mary Blanco


The Carolina Herrera spring 2008 collection was directly inspired by the watercolors of Jeremiah Goodman. The graceful brush strokes of Goodman’s art was mimicked in the delicate layers of chiffon, silk, lace, and gazaar within the clothing. Much of the line was elongated, but there were still casual, shorter skirts and cocktail shorts. The line oozed of casual elegance, and Herrera’s trademark crisp white shirt was updated with minute details.

The show began with a white georgette top with embroidered flowers that sparkled on the runway. Pin tucking was used throughout the collection, and all of the shorts had easy-breezy fits. Even though there was a distinct emphasis on casual style, all of the pieces were tailored with good bones and structure. Layers of feathers and raffia were sprinkled throughout the line with a base of pool blue, peony pink, clementine orange, and pear green.

Pleating, grosgrain ribbons, embroidered belts, and crinkle gowns just floated in a sea of effortless drama. Hints of brick red really jazzed up the clothing and called attention to bold prints. The clothing was accurately defined as, “…a lavish expression of a woman’s love for color and drama.” The audience was clearly
"glamorized" by a barrage of class, polish, and sophistication.

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