Carolina Herrera's Latest Is A 'Tribute To the City That Never Quits'

Carolina Herrera's Latest Is A 'Tribute To the City That Never Quits'

Carolina Herrera's Latest Is A 'Tribute To the City That Never Quits'

The collection's video celebrates all of the city's tourist attractions once taken for granted.

The collection's video celebrates all of the city's tourist attractions once taken for granted.

Text: Lauren Gruber

Sightseeing buses, the Empire State Building and Times Square — all the things New Yorkers took for granted before the city was wracked by the pandemic. In a snow-studded video straight out of a Christmas movie, Carolina Herrera's Fall 2021 evokes the now-bygone days of New York City and its iconic landmarks. To the tune of "Native New Yorker," models frolic around city's tourist attractions, oft-begrudged by natives. "This collection is a tribute to the city that never quits," reads the video's end screen.

The collection captures the city's larger-than-life energy, with big, bold colors and maximalist silhouettes. Heart motifs are present throughout the collection, a potential nod to "I Heart NY" tourist tees. One slinky piece gets this particularly right — a long-sleeved pink and red knit dress patterned with hearts. Other highlights include work-friendly dresses and separates in splashy prints, and a healthy dose of miniskirts. A red raincoat in a cape silhouette seems like a fabulously dramatic addition to any New Yorker's closet. In the video's final shot, Alek Wek and fellow models pose in Times Square with the season's most sought-after accessory — face masks.

"I was inspired by the effervescent attitude of New Yorkers - especially the very New Yorkers that form the heartbeat of our atelier in the garment district," writes creative director Wes Gordon. "This collection is a rallying cry for the city that never quits. There are now reasons for cautious optimism - let’s embrace them!"

Credits: Images courtesy of Carolina Herrera

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