A smattering of paint on white silk starts off the Carolina Herrera Resort 2012 fashion collection and sets the mood. First of severity, and as the pieces get closer you notice a field of florals where splattered paint used to be and suddenly, a calmness surrounds you and the rest of the show follows suit.
Herrera an advocate of the crisp clean… CLEAN white shirts has captured a colourful wind and is soaring to new adventurous plains. Poppy splashes on dresses in a peek a boo kind of way, and then it is used in what looks like a circle print but turns out to be bubbles. From massive to tiny, these bubbles dance across the Carolina Herrera gowns with light spirits and high fashion fun.
The black and white evening wear is all bubbles and is from a full length gown to a fitted corsette. The last look, also black and white, is a thick material with a heavy brocade design on the full pleated skirt that bells and waves perfectly along the floor as the model poses. Her Black bolero in the same material hovers cautiously over the clean skirt as if to be a separate entity.
This fashion collection has red carpet written all over it. But what else is new? It’s Carolina Herrera and this is what she is known for.