×
227
Fashion Jobs
PAUL SMITH
Junior Art Director - Japan
Permanent · TOKYO
360 TALENT LONDON
Senior Sales Executive
Permanent · LONDON
PAUL SMITH
Franchise Regional Executive
Permanent · LONDON
CONFIDENTIAL
Kidswear Area Manager - UK Market
Permanent · LONDON
BURBERRY
Retail Training Manager Emeia
Permanent · LONDON
CALZEDONIA GROUP
Key Holder
Permanent · LONDON
DR MARTENS - AIRWAIR INTERNATIONAL
Footwear Purchasing And Planning Aid
Permanent · WOLLASTON
HOMEGOODS
Loss Prevention Detective
Permanent · Edina
PYOU
Sales Assistant - Womenswear Brand - London
Fixed-term · LONDON
NAMED MODELS
Booking Assistant Internship
Internship · LONDON
CLAUDIE PIERLOT UK
Sales Assistant - 30h - Permanent - Manchester - UK Nord m/f
Permanent · MANCHESTER
CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE
Full Time Sales Consultant Dublin (Ireland)
Permanent · DUBLIN
CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE
Full-Time Sales Consultant - Selfridges, London (Permanent)
Permanent · LONDON
BA&SH
Sales Assistant - Full Time - Harvey Nichols - London
Permanent · LONDON
STEPHANIE JACKSON RECRUITMENT.
Customer Care Associate (Zen Desk - Head Office)
Permanent · LONDON
DAUPHIN
Wholesale & Finance Assistant
Internship · LONDON
STEPHANIE JACKSON RECRUITMENT.
Cashier Full Time (Temp to Perm*)
Fixed-term · LONDON
STEPHANIE JACKSON RECRUITMENT.
Sales Associate Full Time (Temp to Perm*)
Fixed-term · LONDON
STEPHANIE JACKSON RECRUITMENT.
Sales Associate (Bicester Village)
Temp/seasonal · BICESTER
THORNAES FASHION MARKETING CONSULTING
Sales And Marketing Internship
Internship · LONDON
RECRUTEMENT@DEFURSAC.FR
Store Manager H/F
Permanent · LONDON
RECRUTEMENT@DEFURSAC.FR
Sales Assistant H/F
Permanent · LONDON
Advertisements
Published
Sep 9, 2019
Reading time
2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Carolina Herrera or Carihanna Herrera?

Published
Sep 9, 2019

Three months ago Wes Gordon, the designer of Carolina Herrera, received a critical lambasting for alleged cultural appropriation. After his latest show for the house in a mock glass house on Battery Park, he may have to brace himself for a second round of battering.  


Carolina Herrera - Spring-Summer 2020 - Womenswear - New York - © PixelFormula


Gordon was specifically called out for what many viewed as the copying of indigenous designs from Mexico in his 2020 cruise collection for Herrera. Mexico’s culture minister Alejandra Frausto even wrote to the house demanding an explanation.
 
Expect this Spring/Summer 2020 collection to potentially illicit further reactions on social media. Those familiar with the debut of Rihanna's Fenty label last May in Paris, will recall her signature oversized silhouettes – with front piping, stitching and mutton-leg sleeves. Which was not entirely unlike the blue summer beach-stripe beefed-up capes and boleros that Gordon sent out on this balmy morning in Manhattan.

So maybe we should call this collection Carihanna Herrera? 
 
That said, this was an otherwise pretty competent display by Gordon, in his latest collection for the house since taking the reins last year.
 
One could only applaud a great series of kicky polka-dot dresses, which came in a whole series of scales, whether mega, as in a supremely well-cut mini cocktail with a huge bow, and a semi-sheer column; or micro, in a delightful babydoll dress.
 
Gordon is also an imaginative, if erratic, printmaker; most successfully in his opening of bold expressionist abstract florals, seen in billowing pants and overlong skirts – all paired with the signature crisp, white poplin shirt of the house’s founder, who sat front row at the show.


Carolina Herrera - Spring-Summer 2020 - Womenswear - New York - © PixelFormula

 
Her successor is also an accomplished draper, who has carefully managed to reduce the target age of the house’s audience each season – as was apparent by the youthful crowd at this latest show.
 
However, one will be intrigued to know what a certain young lady from Barbados will think of the collection when she sees it. Then again, imitation is the greatest form of flattery – and nowhere more so than in fashion.

Copyright © 2021 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.