NYC FASHION WEEK S/S 2013: Hervé Léger By Max Azria

The Spring Summer 2013 collection for Hervé Léger By Max Azria was a strong show of looks inspired patchwork quilts, geometrics, and a bit of fetish. The geometric construction works well to blend the influences. I love the fetish inspired harnesses and cincher bests that are worked throughout the collection. They are great for adding interest to any plain outfit, and can define the waist easily. The geometric designs are very reminiscent of complicated quilt constructions. The open slits in some pieces, especially the bathing suit, remind me DIY sliced t-shirts, but better placed and constructed. These pieces are body conscious designs, so that limits their range of body sizes that can easily wear them. Since they are, like many similar cuts, I will assume that many of these are stretch, since that fabric hugs the body closely. Of all these fantastic pieces, my favorites are the first look, which has a great cut and star like pattern made from many triangles and a defining boarder. I love the fifth look with the white netting overlay, and the suspender belt with cut outs. The fifteenth look has well placed slits that show a bit of flesh, and adds interest to this all black tight dress. Overall, this is one of my favorite collections.

To view the full fashion show, go here.


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