Carolina Hererra stuck to the below principles and all of her designs have emerged from this core. In her own words (to Vogue, in 1987) she prefers, “clothes that are simple, well cut, but with one major extravagance.”
Originating in Venezuela, Hererra shifted base to New York where she soon found herself designing for Caroline Kennedy in her early days, and later for the late Princess Diana. With her most recent bridal masterpiece, as worn by Duchess Kate Middleton, she brought long sleeves back to the forefront of bridal design. Hererra’s designs are all about their craftsmanship, fabric and compose some of the best ready-to-wear bridal collections anywhere on the planet. Elegant, simple and overall, plain beautiful designs…
It’s not easy to pick a choicest few, but let’s do this anyway – Let’s take a look at some of her best pieces from her latest bridal collections:
1. Peplum – Lace Skirt
Her progressive take on this country chic and mermaid style design is work of art. The intricate embroidery in lace, from the strapless body-fitted neckline into a sassy twirl, tops the charts for all the right reasons.
The extensive lace corset waist flows into a layered tulle overlay, and when coupled with the embroidered skirt, this ensemble is all about high-quality fashion. Only Herrera can translate ordinary fabrics into extraordinary, runway-ready designs.
3. Silk Taffeta Gown
The hand-painted taffeta silk corset bodice reinforces the eclectic element into this dress. With a tinge of ivory in the flouncy tulle skirt – this gown is a stunner.
4. Floral Bouquet Embroidered
It’s a flower party in here, with intricate floral embroidery of the skirt moving out of the form-fitted lace bodice. The glittery flower-cut out sleeves and the sheer backline takes the whole ensemble up a notch.
5. Silk Mikado Ball Gown
With a plunging narrow V-neckline in the front to a broader one behind, this gown in mikado silk oozes sophistication and class.
6. Lace Boned Ballgown
In form-fitting laced corset with a sweetheart neckline and sheer self-designed sleeves, this boned ball-gown is prêt-à-porter. The pearl-embellished back silhouette is the icing on the cake.
7. High-Neck Embroidered Lace Gown
With ruched lace sleeves and high-neckline, this is gown comes in ideal fit and flare. The prolific lace embroidery and graceful twirl shows Carolina Herrera’s eye for finesse.
8. Silk Faille Trumpet Gown
The silk casing to the strapless neckline makes this dress a stupendous choice. Made with faille, this trumpet gown flows and flaunts your hourglass figure – bringing out only the best.
9. Blush Organza And Soft Tulle Gown
The soft tulle and organza flurries create a perfect ripple effect for this gorgeous creation. Not your standard design, but just as breathtaking as any you’re likely to encounter.
10. Floral Guipure Lace Gown
This ivory mermaid style dress features plush embroidery and floral self design – a classic and timeless piece. On balance, the sheer long-sleeves add a contemporary touch to this gorgeous gown.
11. Silk Mikado Strapless Gown
The sheen of mikado silk paired with a pleated, bordered sweetheart neckline sums up to power dressing for brides. The big bow training down into slick ruffles is the icing on this bridal cake.
12. Satin And Silk Organza Gown
Exclusive, and a total knock-out – this silk halter-neck and organza skirt design is high fashion in every sense.
13. Strapless Mikado Bow
Fashioned out of mikado silk, the strapless and clean design complete with bow is an example of bridal attire at its very finest.
14. Lace And Organza Halter Gown
Featuring intricate lace embroidery and soft organza, this is yet another Carolina Hererra take on mermaid style gowns. The addition of the highly svelte halter neck adds a sense of definition and a touch of class to this exquisite garment.
It’s safe to say that Carolina Herrera has redefined walking down the aisle, being a trendsetter in the fashion industry in more ways than one. Her designs only get better with every new collection, and we’ll be there to fill you in with the best of them, as always.