Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan American fashion designer known for her elegant and graceful personal style. Her dramatic, feminine, and refined designs have been influential in the fashion industry for over three decades. The Fall 2014 collection features a playful mix of textures and patterns. There is a perfect balance of geometric prints and solids as well as pops of fur and sparkle. All of the silhouettes are distinctly feminine from dresses to separates. Some of my favorite ensembles from the collection are the warm gray layered looks and the stunning printed maxi dresses.
Milly is a contemporary fashion brand founded by American fashion designer Michelle Smith in 2001. While studying fashion, Smith worked at the Hermes boutique in Manhattan, and after graduating, she wrote the President of Hermes requesting an internship at the fashion house’s Paris headquarters. Smith’s request was granted, and she became the first American employee to be sent to Paris to work with Hermes. Needless to say this adventure jump started the designer’s career, and after spending three years in Paris she returned to the United States to establish her own brand. The Fall 2014 collection epitomizes the brand’s bold, feminine, and edgy aesthetic with an array of fabrics and textures. The palette of the collection consists of gorgeous neutrals with lots of fur and flounce! The all black looks have been the best I’ve seen in a Fall 2014 collection so far, however my absolute favorite piece is the gold leopard print skirt (pictured in the top middle above).
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