The Carolina Herrera bride knows exactly who she is and how she wants to look on her wedding day: chic, elegant and truly unforgettable. That's exactly how I would describe her Spring 2012 Bridal Collection too. Oh, and let's not forget beautiful, regal and unexpected! There were great classic dresses in the collection with light touches of embroidery and layers of lace, but also many completely new and surprising elements, so much so that I left the show feeling refreshed and renewed.
Herrera's fabrics never disappoint. They are one of the highlights of her collections… like the brush-stroke cotton silk jacquard column, the strapless ball gown in silk satin and organza floral mesh, or the incredibly sweet ball gown in Silk organza eyelet, perfect for a chic garden wedding. Her elegant, clean shapes allow for an incredible departure when it comes to fabrics, embroidery and colors.
The Emily gown, a striped and bustled matte silk satin column, was a favorite. It managed to be both clean and perfectly frivolous. Her anemone-embroidered black and ivory Eva gown is striking and modern despite the wildflower motif. Extravagant ostrich feathers dance around the hem of a full skirt and matching organza bolero, begging to be twirled around for a couple's first dance. Herrera's lilac peplum Enid gown with champagne cord embroidery was a stand out, one of the prettiest purple dresses I've ever seen.
Carolina Herrera dedicated her wedding collection to "the real women of today," confirming that this season was an homage to them. Thank you Mrs. Herrera, we are honored to be your inspiration!