Carolina Herrera Celebrates 35th Anniversary with Resort 2017 Collection

2016-6-21 fashion Fashion

Having been in the fashion industry since the mid Sixties (first as a publicist then as a fashion designer), Carolina Herrera is an unstoppable trendsetter who always listens to the changes the modern society slowly embraces, never underestimating its power. The Carolina Herrera resort 2017 collection follows this philosophy, adopting the kind of technologic change the society has been demanding from the fashion industry for the past few years now.

Carolina Herrera Resort 2017 Collection

Like Jeremy Scott and Tisci (just to name a few), she also concentrates all of her efforts towards targeting a younger, tech enthusiastic audience, who is all about sharing, confrontation and immediate response. For the first time ever, Carolina Herrera’s collection has made its debut on a social media, namely Snapchat, officially paving the way for a soon-to-be indisputable and replicated trend.

“We like to be the first to try things. It’s a way for us to reach new demographics — a broader demographic,” president and chief executive officer of Carolina Herrera, Francois Kress told Business of Fashion, who is clearly not giving up on his opinion of Carolina being a trendsetter.

To reinforce this concept, and to attract an even broader millennial audience, the iconic fashion house let 16-year-old actress Kiernan Shipka star in the collection’s lookbook, confirming Herrera’s willingness to study and learn everything from what is regarded as today’s most powerful (not only fashion-wise) generation.

“When we talk about bringing Carolina Herrera to a younger audience, we already have things for them (to buy). We also certainly want to plant the seeds for the future, whether it be for a formal occasion, or a wedding, or daywear,” continued Kress.

Carolina Herrera Resort 2017 Collection

Carolina Herrera Resort 2017 Collection

And to deeply plant such seeds, Herrera skillfully opted for an appealing marketing strategy, which is not only linked to the collection’s Snapchat unveiling, but to its fashion legacy as well.

This Carolina Herrera resort 2017 collection takes Herrera’s signature dramatic style just to turn it into a more glam rock, fresh kind of fashion, unveiling both colorful, cheerful pieces and intricately embellished proposals. Gowns adorned with gems, cascades of shimmery pearls and loads of tulle fabrics are thus alternated with more clean-cut, traditional ensembles, such as sinuous striped dresses and peplum blouses.

To fully charm current millennials, the collection veered to symmetric cut-outs, cute bows and feminine sweetheart necklines too, perfectly representing those consider fashion as something to feel cute and ethereal in. Those who like fashion to be unconventional and edgy, on the other hand, can then count on billowy cropped tops, multi-colored high-waisted shorts and sequined short culottes, which will surely fly off the shelves soon during next year’s trans-seasonal months.

Carolina Herrera Resort 2017 Collection

Overall, the collection clearly denotes the label’s willingness to provide us with something to wear in our free time, whether we prefer fancier or more elegant kinds of fashions. It’s wearable and covetable, and the fact that it debuted on Snapchat surely creates a sort of momentum.

“For us, the bottom line is that we’re trying to stay as relevant and desirable as we have been for 35 years,” concluded Kerr, in what subtly appears to be an intriguing promise.

Carolina Herrera Resort 2017 Collection

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MARK GROSS GRACE BOX RATTAN BAG

2016-6-21 fashion Other Brands

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A beautiful must-have box bag from Mark Gross, this Grace Box Rattan Bag in ivory color is sure to be an added treasure to your growing bag collection.

Tickle the fancy of everyone by bringing it with you as you stroll along the park or at the beach and we bet that onlookers will probably think you are bringing a cute grown-up version of a lunch box. Don’t be surprised if people will come forward to you and ask “Is it picnic time yet?”

Made from textured leather and woven rattan, this bag also features gold-tone hardware with its signature red lining. It has a fold-over hinged box top with push-lock closure, interior zip pocket an exterior key accent with pocket detail.

This lovely box rattan bag stunner also has a detachable shoulder strap. You can wear it as a shoulder bag or hold it with you hands.

It measures 8.5′ x 6.5′ x 4.25′ (W x H x D) inches, priced at $2195 or €1979 euro.

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The Fendi Baguette Whipstitch Bag is Perfect for Daily Wear

2016-6-21 fashion Other Brands

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Pre-Fall 2016 Womens Chanel: First Look

2016-6-21 fashion Other Brands

Black leather WOC with studs, SGD3470, black leather and golden metal brooch,SGD620, golden metal bracelet, SGD940

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It’s the collection between Métiers d’Art and F/W16, and what Chanel likes to call its‘starting point’ for the coming season. Based loosely around its previous haute couture collection, this one is definitely best-suited for those who love classic Chanel, because it’s a collection that’s full of it, from pearls and leather chain-link accessories to bags and SLGs in black and gold, all perfect accompaniments for that glitzy night out on the town.

Golden exotic and black leather WOC, SGD4580, black resin and metal gold cuff with fantasy pearls, SGD1870, golden metal earrings, SGD990

Navy blue leather bag with herringbone pattern, SGD4950, black leather and golden metal belt, SGD1040

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And because the full collection isn’t in the stores yet (it’s still the Métiers d’Art and the S/S16 collections selling at boutiques now), I’ll just leave you with some stills of the gorgeous bags and accessories for now and do another update soon in the coming weeks. Enjoy.

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VALENTINO ROCKSTUD QUILTED BAG

2016-6-21 fashion Other Brands

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Valentino is making a resounding quick-witted comeback with its Rockstud Quilted Bag that looks absolutely a million-dollar beauty in all its angles. The Rockstud Bag already earned its name, it is a popular accessory from Valentino but for this season, the creative team behind this fashion brand designed the Rockstud shoulder bags with quilt effect.

Though Chanel is undeniably known for its quilted bags, Valentino on the other hand is quietly making a big competition with its quilting and studding effects that makes its bags stand out from the crowd.

Part of Valentino’s 2016 Fall Collection, we are definitely eyeing this Rockstud Quilted Bag. We are predicting that this will be another “IT” bag to watch out for, so make sure to include it on your list.

Aside from the diamond quilt and rockstuds, we are amazed by the eye candy color! The light peachy color looks feminine yet with a modern touch. And oh, the delicate chain is also swoon-worthy!

The interior features one internal patch pocket and zip pocket, measuring 10 x 20 x 5 (H x W x D) cm, priced at $2375 USD or €1550 via Luisa Via Roma.

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LADY DIOR JEWELLED SWAN BAG

2016-6-12 fashion Other Brands

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The iconic Lady Dior bag is the most coveted Dior bag of all time. Yes, it is that famous. It comes in different sizes and materials but this time around, the Lady Dior is in a mini version with a Jeweled Swan effect.

If you take a good look at it, this bag screams fashion attention as if telling the world “Look at me, look at me.” A classic bag on its own, the Lady Dior already made its name but it keeps coming back for more. Talk about surprises, this mini bag is in black ceramic-effect deerskin with an embroidered jeweled swan on the front.

A timeless classic, it is also made up of silver-tone jewelry. The D,I,O,R charms also added a beautiful effect to this equally beauty of a bag. It has a chained shoulder strap so you can carry it over the shoulder, cross body or just carry it in your hands.

It measures 17 x 15 x 17 cm. Price is still not yet published but once we get the word, we’ll let you know first hand.

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