Carolina Herrera Spring 2013
For a collection that aspires to lightness and fluidity above all else, Carolina Herrera's Spring 2013 offering makes no shortage of colorful and graphic statements. Herrera created airy elegance directly with her choice of fabrics: chiffon, tulle, organza, and other featherweight materials flutter prettily around the legs of many of the designer's floor-length gowns and expose demure amounts of skin in others. Perhaps that's why her colorblocked pieces and a selection of bright orange dresses and other garments stood out among the mostly baby-blue and beige collection. High-waisted shorts, which conjured thoughts of very elegant '40s pinup girls, paired nicely with gauzy tops and printed shirts. For all their retro appeal, though, they were the edgiest pieces in the collection.