Monday, September 12, 2011
NYFW Spring 2012: Carolina Herrera
Nicki Minaj made for an incongruous sighting at Carolina Herrera today, particularly sitting between two important editors in chief. But even beyond the rapper's unexpected, Muppet-like presence, there was a freshness to the proceedings at hand. That started with the spring-y colors, the yellows and greens that made you think of tulip leaves, and then a sweet but not saccharine little sparrow print. When the latter was cut into a cap-sleeve dress worn with sunglasses, a natty matching scarf, and a cherry red belt, it looked ready to hop on the back of a Vespa and tool around Rome. There were lots more options here with that kind of pared-back and easy feel. But even when she's sporty, the Herrera dame needs luxury. Cue the piped canvas trench in a gold-tinged khaki.