Carolina Herrera can be an avid gardener. It’s a pursuit that’s offered her a wholesome appreciation for bees, and she applied her Pre-Fall collection to pay for tribute. “I connected it to the complete life of a bee,” she corrected at its debut, at a fizzy little cocktail hour that, in more temperate conditions, might have been a garden party. As promised, all over the place you seemed, something was abuzz. Bit of bees were embroidered onto structured dresses and printed onto polite shifts. The honeycombs they make had been inflated into micro and macro print versions, and the blooms they pollinate-florals as an evergreen at Herrera-embellished moment dresses and evening dresses alike.
There were latest silhouettes for the season, key included in this a longer-waisted skirt, fitted then flared, paired with a shorter coat. Lengths hovered primly around the knee. But the overall communication was more about honeyed sweetness than pushing new propositions. Way more than in her sometimes labored runway collections, Herrera’s inter-season outings, this one included, do justice to her enviably unruffled sense of lightness and well-polished whimsy. “Fashion should be fun and effortless,” she opined. Her bees ensured that everything was. They’re as well noted because of their industry, not really unlike the lady of the house. (Asked how she probably had period for gardening, she replied, “Everyone should have period for everything. If you have discipline…”) But of course, she does have support. “The beehive is very important in my office,” she added. “I always have people buzzing around.” Which would help to make her the queen.

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