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Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2014 collection inspired by Venezuelan artists

 
Photographer:Bjorn Wallander

Fashion and golf come together at Trump National Doral’s World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship at 6:30 p.m. Friday. After tournament play, fans can stay on the fairway and check out a presentation of Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2014 collection, hosted by Ivanka Trump.

Herrera, based in New York, won’t be in attendance, but the Venezuelan-born style icon, 75, chatted with us about what to expect from the show.

What kind of looks will be seen?

This collection was inspired by the kinetic art movement, specifically by Venezuelan artists Carlos Cruz-Diez and Jesus Rafael Soto. Through the layering of geometric motifs on a range of fabrics, the clothes in motion create a virtual multidimensional experience for the viewer. I am excited to present this to the people of Miami because they will love the vibrant colors, prints and the femininity.

Do you have any specific memories of visiting South Florida?

I have always loved Miami — the weather, the beaches, the architecture and most importantly, the energy that you feel all around. The last time I visited, I had a fabulous dinner at Casa Tua. Coming from cold weather, Miami is always a wonderful escape to paradise.

How is our fashion different from other parts of the world?

The people love fashion, but it’s a different kind of fashion. They dress for the warm weather and for the energy of the city. I have always found that the women are very in touch with their beauty and feminine side.

What should every woman have in her closet?

A white shirt. To me, white is a clean and pure color, and can be worn with any other color. The white shirt is an easy element for any woman to wear in her own unique way.

What is your most treasured possession?

My family and my two dogs, Marcus and Gaspar. Marcus picks me up from the office every day, and Gaspar visits occasionally.

What advice would you give to an up-and-coming designer?

You must always remember that it will not be easy, and you have to have perseverance when something goes wrong. Stand up for what you believe in despite the critics. In addition to determination, you must also have talent and a good eye.

How do you find out what’s going on in the world of fashion and elsewhere?

I read five newspapers every morning before arriving to work, but I also love going through the latest news online throughout the day. My guilty pleasure is the weeklies!

Madeleine Marr

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