September 30th-October 2nd, 2010
A room filled with influential women who have
made an enormous impact on modern society.
I am very excited to announce that
we are having our Spring 2011 Carolina Herrera Trunk Show.
In preparation for the trunk show, I got the
opportunity to sit down with Rebecca, bridal designer for Carolina Herrera
to ask her a few questions about herself and the collection!
How did you get started in the bridal industry?
I came upon bridal by accident, luckily for me! I actually started my career in the fashion industry working with ready-to-wear lines Moschino and Alberta Ferretti. When I came upon the opportunity to work with the bridal line of one of my very favorite designers, Carolina Herrera, I had to jump at the chance! Working with this collection is perfect for me, because I am able to merge by love for weddings and the bridal industry with my strong interest in high fashion.
What designers past or present have influenced you?
Carolina Herrera, Alber Elbaz of Lanvin, and Phillip Lim.
What is the theme for the Spring 2011 collection? Where do you draw your inspiration?
The Spring collection was inspired by great women throughout history.
The spring 2011 bridal collection is an homage to the daring style and unique vision of these painters, poets, dancers, photographers, models, sculptresses, and explorers. The individuality, intelligence, and beauty possessed by these creative women had a significant impact on the world in which they lived. Each has left an uncommon and distinct mark on history which still resonates in our modern world.
From the collection, what is your favorite gown and why?
The Virginia gown, named for Virginia Woolf, is my favorite gown in the Spring collection. There are so many wonderful things about this gown. The V-neck frames a bride’s face in an incredible way, and is quite unexpected in a bridal silhouette. I also love the pleated taffeta details and super dramatic train. The overall effect of the gown is sophisticated and completely unforgettable.
In your words, who is the Carolina Herrera Bride?
The Carolina Bride is both classic and daring. She has eye for details and an appreciation for style. She is a woman who wants her wedding gown to express her individuality as well as the romance of the occasion.
Lastly, can you give us a hint for the Fall 2011 collection? What can we anticipate?
For Fall, we will present a collection based on some of Mrs. Herrera’s favorite gowns from our ready-to-wear collection. My personal favorite is a tiered lace style based on the Carolina Herrera gown worn by Dianna Agron (Quinn from Glee) to the Emmy’s earlier this year. It is breathtaking!
I am super excited to have all these spectacular dresses at the Atelier!
Particularly, I’m excited to see “Anna Pavlova,” the ballerina.
The beautiful tulle ballgown skirt with an intricate strapless bodice transforms
the typical tutu into a feminine and classy gown.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!
Having a coffee with Virginia and Anna,