Carolina Herrera Spring 2018 RTW collection is giving us beachy and vacation vibes but it’s so uninspiring at the same time. Here’s why!
Review | Collection
This brightly colored collection consisted of front-slit dresses, skirts and trousers with matching knotted fabric belts and pointy toe shoes. We also saw one-shoulder and cold-shoulder dresses and gowns with broad belts. Silhouettes like midi length dresses and off-shoulder dresses were the most prominent. Sheer was another popular element in the collection. The color palette included all sorts of fun and bright colors like lemon yellow, coral pink, watermelon red, sky blue and some metallics thrown in here and there as well.
Apart from the bright and colorful daytime looks, there were also a couple of nighttime dresses and gowns showcased towards the end of the show. We saw looks such as sequined dresses, tulle and sheer gowns, metallic dresses and full sleeved gowns.
Personally, I’m loving this particular look. It was my favorite from the collection. A casual, fitted denim dress with colorful buttons down the side and belted around the waist – so simple and casual yet makes a style statement! It’s paired with pointed-toe shoes and a pair of statement earrings.
However, it certainly isn’t Carolina Herrera’s best work to date. It really lacked the youthful vibe that her designs usually have. You can tell she’s going for this vintage vibe but it isn’t cool enough to make us want most of the looks. Checked patterns and weird color combinations are so twenty years ago. It may appeal to our grandmothers though.
Everything from the Carolina Herrera Spring 2018 collection is practical and wearable. Nothing too crazy or outrageous but at the same time it doesn’t excite or inspire us either.
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Nishita is a Staff Writer/ Journalist at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is a graduate of National Institute of Fashion Technology and has a degree in leather design. A lover of all things fashion, she writes about everything from beauty, hair and lifestyle to fashion trends and how-to’s. Her area of expertise is outfit ideas but being fresh out of college, she also loves writing about college fashion. Her new found love of baking is currently taking over her life, making her write about all things chocolate and easy recipes. With a flair for sketching and a great eye for detail, she’s previously designed leather garments for brands like Diesel and Salsa. When she’s not writing, she’s busy reading extremely sappy Nicholas Spark’s novels, sewing clothes and listening to some indie rock. Also super passionate about photography, she loves portraits and wildlife photography – a habit turned love that formed with the amount of traveling she did as a teenager. As a girl who grew up with books and movies like Pride & Prejudice, her love for period fashion is huge. And being curly haired, she’s always on a constant hunt for solutions to problems that come with having ringlets and loves sharing them with people through her articles. For feedback and questions, email [email protected] or connect with her on twitter @ni95.