Carolina Herrera shows and talks about her Fall 2013 collections and what inspired them in Singapore

by Sylvia

Carolina Herrera fall 2013 collection as shown in Singapore, May 2013

The Audi Fashion Festival is Singapore’s yearly fashion week. Carolina Herrera was one of this year’s international stars invited to show at the festival and she opened it last Wednesday. I had the pleasure to attend both a short interview session with Carolina and her fashion show which showcased both the CH and Carolina Herrera collections. Above she is pictured with festival creative director Colin McDowell and Douglas Benjamin who represented fashion label Raoul.

About Carolina Herrera

Carolina started her fashion career in 1965 when she began to work for her friend Emilio Pucci. Being a frequent consumer of the latest fashion by Yves Saint Laurent, Ungara, Valentino and others, she quickly became well-known for her impeccable style. Her friend Diana Vreeland suggested she started her own clothing line and in 1980 she held her first official runway show.

The brand grew quickly and now has approximately 18 Carolina Herrera and CH Carolina Herrera boutiques around the world, while her lines are carried in 280 stores in 104 countries.

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What inspired her Fall 2013 collections?

Carolina’s Fall collections featured a lot of looks that are great for women over 40. Wide, straight and long skirts, pant suits, chic leather jackets and long dresses. During a conversation with Colin McDowell she talked about her collection, what inspired it and who she designs for.

“I think I’m bringing very feminine clothes.. . quite sophisticated and especially for the active woman of today.” See the short video below for more details.

Carolina Herrera talking about the music that inspired her collection

In this second video from the interview, Carolina talks about how she was inspired by the music of Tom Hodge for her collection.

“I was inspired by music. Tom Hodge arranged the music for the collection, before I designed the collection. I was so inspired…… That collection had the drama, had the romance, melancholy…”

“It’s a very special show, because I’m showing real clothes..”

Time to have a look at her collections!

Video of CH by Carolina Herrera, Fall collection

Carolina Herrera, Fall 2013 collection

Quick roundup of all looks


It was a fabulous show which, as Carolina already pointed out, centered around wearable clothes, some of which I would gladly have in my cupboard. Her latest CH Carolina Herrera shop here in Singapore can be found at the Shoppes of Marina Bay Sands.

What is your favorite piece from Carolina Herrera’s fall collections?


1 Marianne

What a wonderful show. So classy, elegant and feminine. And made of such rich materials. Really fashion for a women over 40. Thank you for showing me such treasures.

2 Sylvia

Glad you enjoyed it Marianne!

3 Greetje Kamminga

I have not been able to see all video’s, only the first one. I very much like the red top and black and white skirt at 3m50 (the same as at the front in your last picture). And the dress at 6m04 (for me with a little cardigan or jacket). Very nice, very feminine.
So you were sitting front row??? (ENVY)
I will have a look at the other videos tomorrow. Looks very nice.

4 Sylvia

No such luck Greetje! I took a media spot but did not get the best position so I got a slight side view. Not sure if it was the best decision to video tape also. Best to do that only when you have a tripod. For the next show I took pictures. What do you prefer?

5 nancy @ adore to adorn

she’s one classy lady! Her collections are always reflective of that!

6 Ofelia

Sylvia, how fantastic!
Thank you for sharing the show and the interview, I love to listen to her accent maybe because I also have an accent when I speak English.

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