May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: For Autumn/Winter 2015/16, Carolina Herrera looked under the sea for inspiration with water being the main focal point. The models walked onto the runway to a serene blue and white set weaving their way around large clear glass pillars to fantasy-like music creating an overall ethereal atmosphere. Patterns and fabrics resembled and replicated water in all forms from ocean spray splatters to water drops and ripples. Patterns were printed, woven, appliquéd, and embellished in an overall neutral palette of black, ivory, shades of blue, and a pop of red. Floating embellishments appeared whimsical and delicate on dresses and tops, giving true 3-dimension and surface interest to architectural styles.–Jaclyn Jones
Theme: Underwater fantasy
Key Items: Lamb jacket / Collarless jacket / Cropped jacket / Parka / Dress coat / A-line mini dress / fit ‘n flare mini dress / Shift dress / Flare gown / Full skirted gown / Column gown / Shell top / Crew neck sweater / Embellished top / Cropped wide leg trouser / Tapered and cropped trouser / Matching sets / Flare skirt / A-line mini skirt / Slim maxi skirt / Full maxi skirt
Color: Dusty blue / Black / Ivory / White / Grey / Charcoal / Red / Oatmeal / Gold / Ice blue / Navy blue
Materials and Trims: Silk jacquard / Lambs wool / Fox / Wool felt / Techno jersey / Tulle / Cashmere / Mohair / Silk Organza / Alligator / Crepe / Silk Gazaar
Print and Pattern: Water print / Cloud print / Linear waves / Ocean spray pattern / Water drop print / Water ripple print / Houndstooth / Chevron / Swan graphic
Accessories and Footwear: Fox scarf / Broadtail and fox gloves / Goggle sunglasses
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