Runway Report: Carolina Herrera Fall 2017

For fall 2017 Carolina Herrera opted to keep things simple with effortless and easy silhouettes. “It’s a very uncomplicated silhouette,” said Herrera. “To me, the less complicated, the more modern. Sometimes, when things are too complicated, they belong in the circus.”

The idea was to return to the designer’s roots with a focus on the white shirt, her longtime signature. The tops came with big pilgrim collars, sashes, velvet ribbon accents, or tiny cotton pearls embroidered in silvery lines down sleeves that were enhanced with just the right amount of volume.

The softness of the collection carried into eveningwear as Herrera opted for demure silhouettes — a gown with a long-sleeved, rose gold bodice and pale-pink crepe skirt; a tiered, dotted gown in plum silk chiffon.

A series of bows tied the entire collection together. They cinched the back of black leather biker jackets, and the neck of a burgundy crocheted day dress; were stuck on the diagonal across a black velvet bustier atop a full navy lace and chiffon skirt, and were tied at the waist of a fragile shell pink cocktail dress.

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