It was 1980 when the lady of the house first debuted into the spotlight. Born and raised in Venezuela, Carolina Herrera successfully made it to a best dressed list, and the following year, she gained encouragement from the legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland to launch her own line. At the Metropolitan Club, her first 20-piece collection was unveiled amidst a private audience that included fashion's elite like Diana, Andy Warhol, Jerry Zipkin, and Bianca Jagger, among others. Since then, the House of Herrera has built a stronghold in every woman's closet.
Carolina Herrera, however, is not only known for her classic and elegant clothes. Her house is also responsible for making bags that fashion girls then and now have always considered a must-have in their wardrobes. Below, we list all the Carolina Herrera arm candies that Filipinas loved and bought in the past year.
The Insignia collection was only launched in 2017 but it signifies a huge part of the Carolina Herrera brand. Signaling the brand's 35th anniversary, the collection celebrates the house's achievements. In the Philippines, Filipinas love the classic brown color of the bags as well as the striking and statement-making red hue.
The Victoria bags honor Queen Victoria who is known for her tenacity, authority, and perseverance. Much like her, the bags are fashioned to have pure lines and are made with meticulous craftsmanship to highlight the impeccable hand-painted edging and the Insignia logo. The satchel and the mini crossbody bags are especially favored for its versatilty that can take you from day to night.
The Metropolitan Insignia clutch bag owes its shape to the 35-year-old bracelet of the Carolina Herrera house, which is dipped in chiaro gold. This cuff bracelet that serves as the structure for this satin clutch is inspired by the arches of the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Like the other bags, the Insignia collection was born from the house's iconic CH bracelet cuff. For the Initial totes, the actual CH initials were transferred to the bag's lapel using a subtle symmetrical game. This specific piece is handmade by the artisans in their workshops in Spain. This bag is also favored amongst fashion girls across the world, including local celebrities like Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, and Pia Wurtzbach.
From its name, the Matryoshka collection is inspired by traditional Russian dolls. It comes in different sizes designed to be carried within one another. The Matryoshka Locked M shopping bag is made of Traveler El Dorado canvas and also features a padlock trinket. You can carry the bag three ways: over the shoulder, in hand, or slung on your elbow.
The Baret bag collection is inspired by and named after Jeanne Baret, the first woman who was able to go around the world in 1976. Fueled by an adventurous spirit, the Baret bag is made in the brand's exclusive Denver skin featuring an almost imperceptible grain with contrasting edges. It's also a flexible bag that can be carried in multiple ways.