Carolina Herrera, who was awarded Designer of the Year Wednesday night at the 9th Annual Style Awards, debuted her ultra flirty and glamorously feminine Spring 2013 collection at New York Fashion Week on Monday. Entitled "Timeless Influence," the Venezuelan designer utilized fine materials like gauze, organza, silk and Georgette with abstract geometric prints.
"This collection is very soft. It's all about lightness and fluidity. It's very light," Herrera told a reporter from The Associated Press backstage. "I wanted to use all the very light material like chiffon and georgette and the overlays of tulle in the evening, and it has a new silhouette which is a bit high-waisted and long, fluid skirts and shorts and very narrow shoulders for the jackets."
In fact, The AP reported, Herrera played up proportions with hemlines so much, that she coined a new phrase for those slightly below mid-calf hems, the "longuette" dress. But of course, Herrera included her signature ball gown which resembled a slinky sheath slip with floral embellishments along with short suits and tea-length dresses in pale blue, muted coral, light gray and a moody sage. Supermodel Karlie Kloss closed the show in a cream gown with silver and orange embellished details and flat sandals. The front row consisted of Ivana Trump, Bianca Jagger, Anna Wintour and Julianne Hough.