The Carolina Herrera Resort 2023 goes on a journey under the Mediterranean sun. Inspired by the sensual glamour of 90’s Supermodels and languid summer nights from Ibiza to St. Tropez, the collection evokes sophisticated whimsy and playful insouciance.
For day, the dressing proposition takes a playful yet polished approach. Leopard- print dresses in eco-chiffon and cherry print separates in cotton shirting make for unexpected mix-and-match. A mini coated cotton trench in flamingo pink recalls a modern Belle de Jour, while a minidress in bubblegum pink houndstooth is the perfect look on the croisière.
Oversize hats by Parisian milliner Laurence Bossion in stripe cotton give the looks a dramatic flourish, completed with oversize sunglasses. A recurring motif throughout the collection, the poppy print is blown up in jumbo scale on cotton faille for day dresses, and in silk satin organza for billowing evening skirts and gowns. Floral paillettes and embroideries shimmer against perfectly tailored gowns set to be absolute showstoppers at Hotel du Cap, while dresses in liquid charmeuse in metallic sheen is an unforgettable look on-the-go. A dramatic strapless gown in hot pink and Herrera red boasts a sensual slit and voluminous faille train, in an ode to the joyful frivolity of 90’s runways.
Jewelry takes on the exuberant glamour of ready-to-wear with crystal florals and diamante clusters. The collection is finished with accessories and shoes by CH Carolina Herrera in matching leopard and cherry print, with models wearing Carolina Herrera Beauty.
Shot at the beautiful Elizabeth Street Garden & Gallery in SoHo, ESG is a public community green space with over two hundred years of history. As Elizabeth Street Garden is currently at the risk of being destroyed and redeveloped, Carolina Herrera hopes to bring attention to the garden through these images.