CNN’s Leading Women Featuring Carolina Herrera

Mimi ON Mar 21, 2012 AT 12:42 pm

CNN's Leading Women with Carolina Herrera

Speaking exclusively to CNN, fashion designer Carolina Herrera who started out in the world of fashion back in 1981 with the launch of her flagship Carolina Herrera brand in New York, talks style, business, family and getting ahead in a man’s world.

CNN’s Leading Women, meets Carolina backstage as she prepares to showcase her Autumn/ Winter 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week. Today, the designer’s empire encompasses the signature fashion collection, a bridal collection, fragrances and accessories – she has more than 280 stores in 104 countries.

Wearing her signature ‘uniform’ of crisp, white shirt and classic jewellery, Carolina says

On Style

“Style is something so different in everyone. But a style is something that you do that is totally different from the other or something that you’re wearing that is the same as the other person but it looks different on you. It’s a special touch. Some people have it and some people cannot.”

On Fashion

“Fashion is only making dresses to make women look beautiful. We’re not inventing anything new.”

On Dressing

“It’s about finding the style for the right figure or the right age. Sometimes you see women that don’t realize that age is changing your style, and they don’t change.”

 

Leading Women airs Wednesday 28th March at 1730 GMT on CNNI

 

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