Fashion & Beauty

Carolina Herrera: Colormania - Color and Fashion

Inspired by the fearless and fabulous Carolina Herrera woman, Wes Gordon partners with Elizaveta Porodina on painterly images merging bold colors and timeless beauty in a cinematic style.

The sophistication and modern femininity of the American luxury fashion house Carolina Herrera is captured in this evocative and vividly hued volume photographed by Elizaveta Porodina. A collaborative series of images, the first chapter of which was created in 2020 over Zoom, feature Porodina’s signature timeless, painterly style—an effect achieved through complex lighting techniques and equipment— capture the brand’s evolving collections designed by Creative Director Wes Gordon in a dreamy, otherworldly light.

Inspired by dance, movement and the Herrera signature of bold color, this mesmerizing tome is flooded with photography of models and dancers in motion to reflect the vibrant energy and optimism of the clothing, arranged according to the chroma wheel instead of chronologically. Ethereal beauties, including singer and actress Dove Cameron, dancers Wendy Wheelan and Misa Kuranaga, and models Maggie Maurer and Mao Xing Xing, wear sweeping ballgowns, bold, saturated colors and dramatic silhouettes across ten collections designed by Wes Gordon over the past four years, capturing the fantastical universe of Beauty that is Carolina Herrera.

About The Author

Wes Gordon is an American fashion designer and creative director of Carolina Herrera since 2018. Elizaveta Porodina is a German-based fashion photographer. Edward Enninful is the English editor-in-chief of British Vogue and European editorial director of Condé Nast.

  • Publish Date: September 05, 2023
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Fashion & Accessories
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 12
  • Pages: 160
  • US Price: $85.00
  • CDN Price: $115.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-7371-5


"All the extravagance and vibrance that made the fashion set fall in love with Carolina Herrera has finally been documented in book form. The label’s latest published work captures photography by Elizaveta Porodina of dancers and models in motion, dressed in all manner of colorful, wearable art." —THE ZOE REPORT

"COLORMANIA is a culmination of four years of creative partnership and a celebration of fashion, color, movement, and beauty, featuring muses of different disciplines." — CFDA: COUNCIL OF FASHION DESIGNERS OF AMERICA 

"Carolina Herrera‘s creative director Wes Gordon has teamed up with photographer Elizaveta Porodina for an all-new book that celebrates the ever-present relationship between fashion and color." — HYPEBAE 

"...COLORMANIA reflects the vibrant energy and optimism of the Carolina Herrera brand and client. Inspired by dance and the work of fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez, this mesmerizing tome is flooded with photography of models and dancers in motion to reflect the vibrant energy and optimism of the clothing." — CURATED TEXAN 

"COLORMANIA: Color and Fashion, serves as an ode to the Herrera woman: alive, dynamic, and unapologetically colorful. As Gordon puts it, “She’s in hot pink on a sidewalk full of people in gray.” — CULTURED 

"Colormania showcases Gordon’s penchant for color and Porodina’s singular point of view. There’s no anniversary peg for this last one; sometimes you want to put a little beauty out into the world without needing a reason why!" — VOGUE

"A photography book that chronicles the partnership between Porodina and Gordon, Colormania: Color and Fashion perfectly captures the modern feminity that is ever present in the fashion house Carolina Herrera, depicted in an ethereal fashion." — L'OFFICIEL USA 

Rejecting standard protocol of chronological memorabilia, Gordon and Porodina have laid out their three-year partnership according to the color spectrum." — TOWN & COUNTRY 

"Wes Gordon, who is the designer of Carolina Herrera, and Elizaveta Porodina, a photographer, began work in 2020 on this series, which includes images captured over Zoom." —NY TIMES

"Carolina Herrera is known for its bold, sophisticated fashion, incorporating bright colors and dynamic patterns to create mesmerizing looks. Capturing the vibrance of the house’s fun, feminine designs requires a special talent. Enter Elizaveta Porodina. The Russian photographer, known for her distinctive surrealist style, teamed up with creative director Wes Gordon to photograph the brand’s Resort and Spring 2022 collections on models and dancers. Compiled in Carolina Herrera: Colormania – Color and Fashion, Porodina’s dreamy snaps show the romantic designs and accessories in motion to ethereal, otherworldly effect. Each page of the chromatic chronicle outdoes the last—all while radiating the house’s joie de vivre." —V MAGAZINE

Author Bookshelf: Carolina Herrera

Author Bookshelf: Edward Enninful