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Carolina Herrera to unveil glamorous capsule collection

FashionBy Sunday World
Carolina Herrera to unveil glamorous capsule collection

Carolina Herrera is set to unveil a capsule collection featuring some of her favourite designs.

The 77-year-old designer has teamed with online retailer for a limited edition line, for which she drew upon her heritage and the essence of her New York atelier.

Pieces include a maroon velvet military jacket and matching skirt, a zebra print silk shirtdress and the hero design - an asymmetric gold lame gown. There is also ruby and onyx jewellery as well as bejewelled sneakers, as designed in collaboration with Eytys.

Herrera wanted to evoke the vibrancy of her first runway show held over 30 years ago, which boasted model Bianca Jagger, artist Andy Warhol and late fashion editor Diana Vreeland amongst its guests.

"The collection is very reminiscent of the glamour from my first collection," she told WWD. "It embodies the style and effortless silhouettes, but with a modern spirit. I wanted to focus on pieces that were uncomplicated in shape, allowing women to have fun making it their own - fashion, after all, should be fun."

Accompanying the launch of the collection, the designer will debut Danny Sangra’s short film titled, Something Unpredictable. The project is dubbed a mockumentary of a fashion film that was shot at the Elyx House in the Hollywood Hills.

Carolina Herrera has been based in New York City since 1980, and is known for classic tailoring, chic gowns and crisp white shirts. A few of Herrera's notable clients include Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, actress Renee Zellweger and U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama.

Retail prices for the collection range from $250 (£170) for jewellery to $3,700 (£2,540) for a gown.

The x Carolina Herrera capsule collection will be available to purchase online from 10 May (16).

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