Vince’s New Creative Director Caroline Belhumeur Discusses New Upcoming Women’s Line

Caroline Belhumeur
Caroline Belhumeur

Announced in May 2017, Vince named Caroline Belhumeur senior vice president and creative director for the brand. And we have been waiting anxiously to see her first outing for Vince, which will be her spring 2018 collection. With previous stints and Calvin Klein and Club Monaco, Belhumeur knows a thing or two about casual sophistication and quality craftsmanship, and she’s bringing her experience and creative eye to Vince, to offer a fresh perspective to the brand.

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Calling back to Vince’s California origins, Belhumeur used the Golden Coast for inspiration. She explains, “We wanted to capture the feeling of sunlight, optimism and the sophisticated, effortless vibe of coastal living.”

Embracing the spirit of the Vince woman, the design focuses not only on the brand’s California roots but the timeless style of artist Georgia O’Keeffe. These inspirations manifest in a balance of clean, effortless pieces fused with feminine details. A variety of proportions are offered, along with soft textures and fabrics such as cotton poplin and cashmere. Blush and adobe add warmth, while emerald and poppy bring a bit of color to the line. It’s all about “undone, confident, casual sophistication through updated wardrobe staples and brand-right fashion moments,” she says.

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With a big job ahead of her, it’s lucky for Belhumeur that the creative process never really stops. “I am continually absorbing and inspired by many things.” she notes. “From the most mundane moments on a train to an exquisite piece of furniture or a piece of music that takes you to another place!”

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