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A touch of Asia in Herrera designs

posted 14 Sept 2010, 12:05 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 14 Sept 2010, 12:08 ]
Designer Carolina Herrera unveils her vision for Spring/Summer 2011, with a collection of florals featuring a Korean twist.
NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - Fashion aristocrat Carolina Herrera oversees the finishing touches to her Spring/Summer 2011 collection.

The designer showcased colorful florals, with a Korean twist.

 Carolina Herrera, designer, saying:

"The whole idea started in the botanical prints from the 18th century, which I took from this beautiful book with the botanical prints and I used it for the materials. So that's the beginning of the collection which, you know, botanical prints have a lot of colour so that's the idea for the colours and the flowers and the prints. And then I went a little bit to Korea for the traditional Korean dresses and the look of the Korean."

Vogue's Anna Wintour was on hand to see Herrera's collection, which did not disappoint.

Many of the models took to the catwalk wearing traditional Korean hats.

Carolina Herrera, designer, saying:

"The hat is very amusing because it is the hat that the Korean men use in Korea. So it's a lovely idea with all the, you know, all the details."

And this year, Herrera was honored with the 'Mercedes-Benz Presents' designer award at the Lincoln Center's first-ever Fashion Week.

The award recognizes designers for their dedication to quality, unique style and innovative design.

All features of Herrera's creations for the past three decades.

Tara Cleary, Reuters, New York.