Carolina Herrera Spring 2014 Collection Inspired by Movement: NYFW

Written by: Arantxa Lozada

Photography by: Anthony Morrison Photography / amorrisonphoto.com

On September 9 the Venezuelan designer, Carolina Herrera, debuted her beautiful Spring 2014 collection at the Theater in Lincoln Center. The elegant and chic designer revealed layers of chiffon fabrics throughout her collection, which was emphasized in floor-length dresses and maxi skirts. Her embellished tops and clean cut designs would excite any sophisticated women on the go.

Carolina Herrera’s ready to wear collection was inspired by Venezuelan artists Carlos Cruz-Diez, Jesús Rafael Soto, and the Kinetic Art Movement. She succeeded in grasping the concept of vibrant movement with her use of bold optical prints. The vertical lines and digital graphics, paired with the lightweight fabric, gave the audience the illusion of movement even when the model stopped to pose.

The black and white trend made another appearance on the runway this spring, but with a twist. Not only did these shades enhance the sophistication of the show, but it also balanced the earthy tones used. The greens, oranges, and browns complimented the collection extracting the vibrancy from the rosette details and geometric cutouts constructed from organza.

The modern designs would appeal to any trendsetter seeking a classy demeanor, so it was no surprise that the show got a great celebrity turnout. The first row was filled with fashion innovators such as: Vogue Magazine editor-in-chief  Anna Wintour, actress Christina Ricci, costume designer and entrepreneur Dita Von Teese, actress Michelle Dockery, and model Molly Sims.

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