Feels like Couture

Classic, elegant and sophisticated — these words basically describe the new look and feel of CH Carolina Herrera’s newest Resort Collection for 2024.

The brand’s unmistakable elegance is evident in its pre-spring ready-to-wear women’s line that expertly marries classicism with a modern twist – think taffeta trench coats with broad lapels, midi-length skirts, flared pants and a medley of iconic fabrics like tweed and denim.

The collection has also reinforced the spirit of relaxed confidence with pieces from casual to dressy for daywear and evening wear.

The new line feels more like couture than ready-to-wear when it comes to the craftsmanship that goes into the individual pieces.

“This collection also uses more animal prints in soft fabrics, but you can still see the very subtle CH logos around the edges.

CH logos are never loud or in your face,” says Obee Ham, head of business development of CH Carolina Herrera Manila. Its boutique at Greenbelt 5 opened in 2017.

Ham adds that every season there are white classic shirts with various cuts and drapes with, of course, minimal details such as pearl beads and small CH brass logo.

“These are styles that Carolina Herrera would wear herself. She wears a lot of classic white shirts,” Ham shares.

She adds: “The Resort Collection is perfect for the season, especially for Filipinos, because it’s very casual and lightweight mostly made of silk. They are stylishly chic and ultra feminine.” 

Soft leather bags

The high-end Spanish fashion brand has also launched its Initials Insignia Soft Bag, a sleek collection of bags made of softer leather as opposed to its previous hard leather, structured purses and bags.

It was introduced globally in September.

“Our Initial Insignia bags are one of our strongest products and iconic bags of the brand,” says Ham.

“What’s nice about the new collection is that the artisans were able to create dual purposes for the soft bucket bags that you can use both as a handbag and a shoulder bag.”

The soft bucket bags, available in small and medium sizes, come in multiple colors, but “it’s always a surprise for us because we don’t know what colors are arriving in the store.

It also depends on the available leather and the production of our atelier,” says Ham.

Each bag undergoes more than 11 hours of handiwork, created in the Leather Atelier in Spain, and involving a meticulous process requiring the expertise of over 24 master craftsmen.

“You get to appreciate the value of the bag because of the hard work and the close attention to details that goes to each product. Carolina Herrera always gets the best leather for the bag.”

CH Carolina Herrera Boutique is located at Greenbelt 5, Makati City.