Even after 35 years in business, Carolina Herrera is still all about ingenuity.
With that in mind, the designer will use Danny Sangra’s short film titled, “Something Unpredictable,” to launch a limited-edition capsule collection with Mytheresa.com.
Kat Clements headlines what is supposed to be a mockumentary of a fashion film that was shot at the Elyx House in the Hollywood Hills. The Mytheresa.com x Carolina Herrera capsule collection will make its debut May 10 on the e-tailer’s site.
Clements also makes an appearance in “Goldbricks In Bloom,” the feature film Sangra wrote and directed. Due out in September, the movie also features Zosia Mamet, Waris Ahluwalia and Jake Hoffman. The Central Saint Martins-trained Sangra has created a social satire about the rise and fall of a New York painter amidst a self-obsessed group of disenchanted young creatives. He is also working on another short film for Mytheresa with Balenciaga.
Herrera drew upon her heritage for the capsule collection for the e-tailer. In doing so, she wanted to evoke the essence and craftsmanship of her New York atelier and more specifically to reflect the vibrant spirit of her first runway show in 1981. Bianca Jagger, Andy Warhol, C.Z. Guest and Diana Vreeland were among the first to see her inaugural collection at the Metropolitan Club.
“The collection is very reminiscent of the glamor from my first collection,“ Herrera said. “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.”
Pieces include an asymmetric gold lamé gown, a maroon velvet military jacket and coordinating skirt, and a zebra print silk shirtdress. There is also ruby and onyx jewelry and bejeweled sneakers designed in collaboration with Eytys. Retail prices for the collection range from $250 for jewelry to $3,700 for a gown.