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NYFW: Carolina Herrera takes final bow as creative director

A legacy of elegance

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During New York Fashion Week, Carolina Herrera unveiled her final Fall/Winter collection 2018 as creative director for the brand. Herrera exhibited her traditional designs with opulent details and closed the show to dedicate the company’s inspiration: herself.

The Venezuelan designer has decided personally to step down to focus more on the brand’s ambassadorial perspective. Herrera is handing over the position to her creative consultant, Wes Gordon. Known to style for first ladies like Jackie Onassis, Michelle Obama and Melania Trump, Herrera’s decision was based on consideration for the brand’s concept to remain faithful.

Debuted at the MoMA, the collection consisted of flattering prints and florals, floor length skirts, and chiffon gowns.With exquisite and intricate details, Herrera’s designs contained ostrich feathered skirts sequined polka dots, and fringe essentials. Herrera’s colors varied from “Gen Z” yellow on a strap dress to orange and fuchsia on a two toned wrap dress, color blocking with purple glitter ankle boots.

The designer celebrated her new position, Global Brand Ambassador, by unveiling 12 designs inspired by her signature style. The fashion show closed with looks of a white classic shirt, a belt, and her signature silk ball skirt. Each model had a different colored belt and skirt, creating a flattering color contrast. Herrera brought her team of seamstresses to take her final bow, sharing the brand’s success.

Over the years, Herrera has prevailed time-honored gowns and designs. Within the 72 shows of her entire career, the designer has devoted consistency to her classy, elegant ensembles. As one of the few to yet integrate into athleisure trends, fans of the brand  hope her consistency and legacy remain forever.

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