Carolina Herrera took her final bow as a designer at New York Fashion Week. Herrera, who founded her namesake brand 37 years ago, announced last week that she’ll be stepping down as creative director and has appointed Wes Gordon to take her place.
“I am thrilled with the evolution of the company over the past 37 years…There is still so much opportunity and I look forward to continuing to represent this house and our projects all around the world. I am so pleased Wes is now part of the Herrera house—he’s the right one for this position to further build on our great momentum,” Herrera said in a statement from the brand.
The Fall Winter 2018 collection, showcased on Feb 12 at the Museum of Modern Art, was full of Herrera’s signature pieces, from evening gowns of chiffon and taffeta to crisp white shirts worn with colorful floor-length skirts with contrasting colored belts. The color palette was ranging from classic white and black to ruby and turquoise, with a some vibrant yellow and orange hues. Focusing on structured silhouettes and dynamic lines, the layers of which became the founding base for a plethora of sophisticated pleated details. There were ladylike ankle-length daytime silk dresses, feathers and fringes. See the full collection below.