Today, Carolina Herrera will present her Fall 2018 collection during New York Fashion Week. The show will mark the designer’s final bow. Herrera, who headed her eponymous fashion line for nearly four decades, is stepping down from Carolina Herrera, the brand, following her Fall 2018 runway show, reports The New York Times. “Just don’t say I am retiring, I am not retiring! I am moving forward,” she said in the interview with the Times.
Herrera will remain with the company as Global Brand Ambassador. In her new role, she will continue to work closely with the house she built, appearing at store openings and events, but not actually designing any of the collections. Meanwhile, Wes Gordon will take over as the creative designer. Gordon has worked closely with Herrera since April, and has worked on the last two bridal collections for the house. Additionally, he graduated from Central Saint Martins, the same school Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen attended.
In a release from the company, Herrera further elaborated on Gordon’s new role, which will see him presenting his first collection as creative director for Resort 2019: “I am thrilled with the evolution of the company over the past 37 years…There is still so much opportunity and I look forward to continuing to represent this house and our projects all around the world. I am so pleased Wes is now part of the Herrera house—he’s the right one for this position to further build on our great momentum,” she said.
Herrera’s final show will take place tonight during New York Fashion Week at 8:00pm EST (5:00am UAE/4:00 am KSA).