In celebration of 35 years of being in business, Carolina Herrera‘s fall 2017 bridal collection was basic in the most elegant, sophisticated way. She kept things classic for her latest line with timeless silhouettes that are just as beautiful and relevant today as they were decades ago. Yet, she also found ways to bring in today’s trends and her own personal touch in ways that made the looks unique in small ways.
Time and time again, we have raved about the designer’s signature timeless elegance, because with each new collection (as with her most recent showing for New York Fashion Week), we continue to be wowed by her ability to keep this up without overplaying it; she has the balance down perfectly between the timelessness and her personal touches, so we’re never bored! And for the bride looking to get the jump on her perfect wedding dress, there’s a good chance she’ll find one to fall in love with from Carolina Herrera.
On top of her timeless aesthetic, the designer also addressed trends that have popped up in recent runway shows; namely, here we saw bohemian and old-fashioned bridal gowns that have us swooning. Her elegant use of lace was romantic, especially in one dress, which was extremely classic and lovely; it featured full, slim sleeves of the gorgeous white lace, and if it had been created by any other designer it may have appeared too dated.
Yet, with Herrera’s careful hand of design, she constructed a look that was both rooted in the past and stunning for the present; it is a look that will be jaw dropping as it walks down the aisle for fall 2017, and it will be just as much so in the years to come.
She also provided a lace look for the bohemian bride. This was easily one of the most romantic gowns in the Carolina Herrera bridal fall 2017 line, with the soft lace flowing around the body in a delicate, timeless way. The large-scale print of the lace was laid over a soft off-white/pale pink fabric, which made for a feminine tone, which was only bolstered by the unlined sleeves falling transparently to the elbows.
Other gowns in the line were simple white with interesting bust-lines. Whether it was through a tulle-lined bust or a triangle cutout, she kept things personalized and unique to play off of the still-classic silhouettes. One of the gowns with a folded-over cup bust-line addressed the recent deconstruction trend from the past few seasons – the entire gown seemed a bit undone and inside out, with the boning of the top showing through and the rest just a bit over-scale. Because of this, she brought in a bit of edge to the overtly romantic style of the silhouette.
On the other hand, the poofy, pale pink gown created in tulle and organza mirrored the style of a dress, which walked her ready-to-wear spring 2017 runway for NYFW. Here, it was an absolute princess dream dress, whereas the black look from her show had some more edge to it. Both were visual stunners, though, and this one will draw a lot of attention from the feminine brides out there.
This gown is absolutely radiant under the sun, so it is a beautiful choice for outdoor photo ops; if you’ve ever felt the urge to look like a princess on your wedding night, there’s a good chance your dream dress is going to come from Herrera.
Photos courtesy of Vogue