There’s a lot of heritage on the brain at Carolina Herrera, which is marking its 35th anniversary this year. Three-plus decades into her career, Herrera’s recent collections have been noticeably refreshed — resort included.
Without neglecting the uptown, adult tone her core clients crave, she infused the lineup with polished playfulness and a sense of youth. The attitude was obvious in the clothes — a navy-and-white striped wide-leg jumpsuit with a cutout bow-tie bodice; chic denim; a bustier top and sequined shorts combo — as well as in the resort shoot done with 16-year-old actress Kiernan Shipka (of “Mad Men”), which broke on Snapchat platform Sweet. Shipka is the rare teen who has occasion to wear the collection’s frothy tulle gowns — a black style with white dot embroidery, and a pink dress dusted with miniature stars — but she embodied the fresh spirit Herrera is clearly hoping to introduce to a new generation of chic women.