New York Fashion Week: Carolina Herrera, others present spring collections with a tactile appeal
The new summer suit as a trend came into focus at Carolina Herrera on Monday, where a sinewy rope-weave raffia vest was paired with linen shorts. Herrera's collection had an organic sensibility and was free of any strict theme. Working in a palette of ivory, amber, redwood, rose and caramel, she focused instead on workmanship.
An ivory fils coupe, or cut thread, raffia blouse had the coarse look of handmade paper, cinched with a redwood leather rope belt over a pencil skirt in a tile-like Jacquard. And a draped front, rose-colored fils coupe chiffon cocktail dress fell in shiny rivulets. Even a brown and silver brush-stroke Jacquard tea-length dress appeared to have texture.
-- Booth Moore