Carolina Towel

$50.00 $99.00
By Mungo

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Elegant and luxurious. Remarkably Markian.

Carolina Towel has a Belgian waffle weave for bold texture and more surface area for drying - the perfect combination for a bath sheet.

About the Collaboration

Mungo are a GOTS-certified homeware textile company based in South Africa. Their mission is to create heirloom-quality woven goods with integrity in an open and transparent manner.

Mungo’s mission is to provide a product of exceptional quality and beauty while providing employment and skills development to the local community. This is something they strive to do in a non-industrial environment.

Together they are working to not only create a great product but also opportunities in skills and job creation, social responsibility and an impact on their local economy – all in an authentic and meaningful way

Materials & Care

100% organic cotton, soft and absorbent. 

Warm machine wash.

Dimensions

Small: 900mm x 500mm

Large: 2400mm x 1420mm

Namesake

“Elegance isn't solely defined by what you wear. It's how you carry yourself, how you speak, what you read.” - Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan fashion designer known for her personal style, and for dressing various First Ladies, including Jacqueline Onassis, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and Melania Trump.

María Carolina Josefina Pacanins y Niño was born on 8 January 1939, in Caracas, Venezuela, to Guillermo Pacanins Acevedo, an air force officer and former governor of Caracas, and María Cristina Niño Passios. Her socialite grandmother introduced her to the world of fashion, taking young Carolina to shows by Balenciaga and buying her outfits at Lanvin and Dior. She has said, "My eye was accustomed to seeing pretty things."

In 1965, Herrera began her career working as a publicist for Emilio Pucci, a Florentine Marquis himself and a close family friend. She began working at Pucci's Caracas boutique, and moved to New York in 1980. Frequently associating with Mick and Bianca Jagger and Andy Warhol, at Studio 54, she became well known for her dramatic style. She first appeared on the International Best Dressed List in 1972, then was elected to its Hall of Fame in 1980. In 1981, her friend Diana Vreeland, then Editor-in-Chief of Vogue suggested that Carolina design a clothing line. She did so, having samples made in Caracas, and debuted her collection at Manhattan's Metropolitan Club to critical acclaim.

Although her business began small, it quickly flourished with devoted socialites who swore by Carolina Herrera’s classic, mod aesthetic. Women like cosmetics queen Estee Lauder, and former first lady’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Michelle Obama, became her loyal and faithful clients.

By creating signature elements out of oversized sleeves and capes, Herrera cultivated a sort of modern regal sensibility that her clients consumed vehemently. She turned a crisp white shirt into an evening gown and reinterpreted South American silhouettes into formalwear. The Venezeulan-American creative translated the haute couture fashion energy of Europe for the Studio 54-goers of NYC.

Throughout her career, Carolina has been presented with several industry tributes such as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the CFDA in 2008 and the Womenswear Designer of the Year award in 2004. Carolina Herrera is also a recipient of The International Center in New York’s Award of Excellence. In 2002, the lovely designer was presented with Spain’s Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts by King Don Juan Carlos I. The celebrated and always gracious designer had previously been awarded a Gold Medal from the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute in 1997. Carolina is a member of the board of international jewelry designer Mimi So, and additionally served as an ambassador for the American Cancer Society and the Intergovernmental Institution. Carolina Herrera is one of Love Happens’ favorite inspiring women, creating a fashion power house that has dominated the world of design for decades.