The new Carolina Herrera New York suns exude the iconic style of the house’s namesake while introducing its new design director.
An international symbol of femininity since 1981, Carolina Herrera New York renews its timeless elegance with the introduction of the sunglass line’s five new spring/summer 2019 styles, the debut for Wes Gordon, appointed creative director in 2018. With a nod to Herrera’s archives, Gordon pays tribute to the daring, strong and independent woman with a ‘70s-inspired collection that has been updated with modern touches of color, unconventional prints and silhouettes to convey “happiness” for spring.
“With the overwhelming success of the CH Carolina Herrera eyewear launch in the U.S. in 2017, we are excited to introduce the house’s namesake label—Carolina Herrera New York—with the debut of the sun collection,” Alessandro Baronti, president of De Rigo REM, told VCPN. “The Carolina Herrera New York sun collection is an expression of Herrera’s timeless elegance, emphasizing the designer’s focus on sophistication and modern femininity to deliver a line of eye-catching styles imbued with the latest fashion movements and color combinations as well as embracing exclusive materials and original design features. Each unique frame pays homage to the founder’s iconic style and is a testament to De Rigo’s commitment to superior product development and craftsmanship.”
Embracing modern femininity, the oversized retro styles play with shape and volume in bold round and square silhouettes. Crafted in Italy exclusively at De Rigo REM’s headquarters in Longarone, each style employs unique laminate contrasts that reveal different pattern combinations on the frame front paired with eye-catching striped temples—a staple for CH—that have been finished with the iconic monogram logo.