Like the modern woman, Carolina Herrera Spring Summer 2020 collection appreciates fashion just as much as practicality, the delicacy just as much as power. Read our review and check out the looks!
If we thought the trend of 2020s was going to be all about strong, sculpted shoulders and less of femininity, we were wrong. Perhaps that’s why we didn’t think so! Carolina Herrera Spring Summer 2020 collection is all about representing both sides of a woman – the soft and feminine, and the strong & powerful.
The first half of the collection is very flowy – large florals and spring-time colors in decadent materials. And then the collection takes a very sharp turn to get into plaids and stripes that look like menswear fabrics.
Structured garments and androgynous silhouettes are what we’ve been writing about all of last week – the trend of Winter 2020 that we think can be the defining style of this upcoming decade. Read more here: Androgynous Clothing & Power Dressing are Runway’s Latest Obsession.
But Carolina Herrera proves that florals and soft silhouettes aren’t going anywhere. Femininity is not a trend, it’s a style – a personal fashion choice. It may not be for everyone, but it is for some indeed. And I totally am one of them too!
The fashion for 2020, as we’ve been thinking, has to go in the direction of the modern woman who prefers comfort and efficiency. And that’s why this collection features slip-ons, long flowy skirts paired with over-sized half-sleeved button-up shirts. Very practical and wearable, yet stylish.
Long dresses, palazzo pants, mini dresses and skirts are also included. The stronger silhouettes in plaids and stripes include skirt-suits, bar-jackets, light-weight coats and shorts. Mini-dresses and long dresses both feature wide belts in matching fabrics. Poufy sleeves, tie-up details, bows and over sized frills are also included in the details.
The final part of the show is evening-wear, very Carolina Herrera. We can already visualize these looks on the red carpet next year. Gowns and mini-dresses in large floral prints, polka dots, strappy pumps and watercolor-style blush. The color palette included sunflower yellow, leaf green, white, aquamarine and fuchsia.
Interesting to see the brand moving forward with the new woman – who needs a simple maxi-dress just as much as she needs a chic work-suit in the summer.
Carolina Herrera Spring Summer 2020 Ready-to-Wear Collection: Gallery
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Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
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