There is a wonderful certainty inherent in a Carolina Herrera collection. For instance, season to season, you know there always will be a print, there always will be sinuous evening, and there always will be a chic pants look that mixes high society with ease.
For fall 2014, all those elements were present and accounted for. Print: a graphic pattern of triangles that looked like shards of glass or sailboats depending on the configuration. Sinuous evening: floor length dresses in fire red silk organza, or a silk cady number covered in orange, turquoise, and brown geometric shapes. High society ease: straight, gray plaid pants with a degrade mink sweater, or burnt orange wool pants with a matching coat trimmed with wide panels of sable.
Nevertheless, Herrera is always trying to push the women she dresses ever so slightly further through proportion. Over the past few seasons, Herrera’s been playing with tea-length—for day, evening, and even bridal. It’s a more youthful hemline, as Mrs. Herrera knows, that allows for the manner in which women are more casually approaching black tie as well as experimenting with flats for the night.