Hervé Léger by Max Azria Pre-Fall 2013

Review

  • Sofia Guellaty

Props to Lubov Azria and her team at Hervé Léger by Max Azria for consistently finding inventive ways to reconfigure the label’s signature bandage dresses. For pre-fall, Azria continued her Spring collaboration with Gee’s Bend, a rural quilting community in Alabama. This time, their patchwork motifs, in a butterfly and paisley jacquard, were used on fit-and-flare dresses and leggings for a western wear-meets-surfer street-style mash-up. Elsewhere, ruffle details embellished a handful of frocks and rock ‘n’ roll studs decorated everything from a pencil skirt suit (whose jacket would also pair well with jeans) to body-hugging black pants. The pieces without studs came with hand-beading that really turned up the range’s wow factor. One of the more simple white dresses illustrated a new silhouette for the brand. It grazed the floor rather than the knee. Top it with the slick python leather jacket, and you’re ready to roll.