She's one of America's most treasured fashion designers, and after 35 years in the business, Carolina Herrera continues to evolve her namesake line in new, unexpected ways. The pieces that make up the resort 2017 collection, a fresh and fun departure for Herrera, do what the best fashion does—they transport you somewhere else, inspiring daydreams about all the things that might happen were you to wear them.
"It makes me feel like a total princess."
The campaign for the collection, which is debuting here exclusively, features a Sweet-approved muse: the actress Kiernan Shipka (she's also one of our favorite foodstagrammers, @kiernanshipka). "I love the nude layered gown because I think it looks so elegant on, and I love the contrast in it—the organza is amazing," says Shipka. "It makes me feel like a total princess."
"This collection has that amazing classic Carolina Herrera aesthetic, but it's very edgy and it's very young," Shipka continues. "I think those elements together create something that is really appealing."
Shipka came to New York City to play dress-up in a few of her favorite pieces. See those photos below—and then see a few more looks that the Sweet editors love!
And now, the Sweet editors' favorite pieces—and where we're daydreaming about wearing them!
Editor: Chantal Strasburger, assistant editor, @chantagold
Why I Love It: I've said it before and I'll say it again: Matching prints are the way to go. The crisp lines and rainbow stripes comprising this two-piece set make it both sophisticated and delightfully playful—just the kind of combination I like.
I Want to Wear It: While walking along a beach on the French Riviera with gigantic sunglasses on and an ice-cream cone in hand. (And maybe a handsome gentlemen following behind carrying all my shopping bags.)
Editor: Maia Schoenfelder, social media editor, @maiaschoenf
Why I Love It: It's simple, sexy, and minimalist—but also rainbow-colored! It reminds me of a beautiful cake, and I think it would look great with a strappy heel (or some off-white tennis shoes).
I Want to Wear It: To every single fancy thing I have to go to this summer. Outfit repeats be damned! But also to my neighborhood coffee shop on a random Sunday—you know, just to pretend like I'm on my way somewhere glamorous.
Editor: Mallory Rice, deputy editor, @mallory-rice
Why I Love It: We've got bows. We've got cut-outs. We've got blue and white stripes that need only a swipe of red lipstick as an accessory. We've got ourselves an ideal dress.
I Want to Wear It: While I do think this piece would look great on the French Riviera, I don't want to be the third wheel on Chantal's dreamy shopping date, so I will instead wish to wear it to the premiere of Ghostbusters.