The Carolina Herrera pre-fall 2014 collection is defined by an interesting lighthearted perspective. The designer took inspiration from bees and opted for a single motif for her newest line. Even the motto of the new line, “Bee Happy” suggests the designer's muse. The motif inspired her color choices, which revolved around stunning blood orange, lime, olivine, blue and deep twilight tones, the abstract patterns like honeycombs and abstract floral prints and even the embroideries.
The new Carolina Herrera pre-fall 2014 collection is all about femininity and the shapes and textures chosen definitely reflect it, though in a different direction than most of Mrs. Herrera's fans are used to. Elegance and simplicity are perfectly interwoven in the label's new line, which features a multitude of stunning dresses, elongated-waist skirts and modern cropped jackets. The label worked with a myriad of fabrics from lightweight wool and cashmere to delicate options like silk jacquard and crêpe de Chine.
Aside from the occasional fur trims and leather accents which add a trendy vibe to the classy ensembles from the new Carolina Herrera pre-fall 2014 collection, the label also brings a few subtle sporty influences which made the looks feel fun and effortless. Though many of her designs were dedicated to the theme and had a whimsical allure, there were also plenty of cool solid color options which can appeal to the label's more conservative customers.
The evening gowns featured in the new Carolina Herrera pre-fall 2014 collection are definitely designed with these principles in mind. In most cases, the label put the emphasis on volume and proportions and kept everything else fairly simple. The strategy definitely pays off as the label's new modern yet romantic options have an interesting timeless vibe. A modern woman who loves romantic accents would probably be the customer that would fall in love with the label's creations.
Photos: Carolina Herrera