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Carolina Herrera's Feathers & Riding Pants

 - Feb 5, 2008
References: trendhunter
Carolina Herrera's New York Fashion Week Fall 2008 collection certainly was a feather in Herrera's cap! We mentioned the collection briefly yesterday, but the abundance of plume and sweeping feathers deserved a recap with a gallery and video.

The New York-based designer showed off an elegant collection at the Tents that evoked the classic appeal of the English countryside, from riding pants and hunting jackets to fancy dresses.

The feathered caps were a little reminiscent of Robin Hood, but added an unmistakable charm to the regal fall looks. Avian influences were felt strongly throughout, and were complimented by a rich autumnal color palette of browns, mustard yellow and blue tones.

The offset the masculinity of the collection, fluffy ostrich feathers rimmed the edges of dresses for a distinctly feminine feel alone with luxe fabrics like velvet and sumptuous furs.

The soundtrack even sounds like something the Merry Men would have listened to around a fire at night.