May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Influenced by Les Lalanne, the artist duo “unafraid of mixing different elements of reality, nature, and a sense of imagination”, Max Azria blended nature with urban components for his Hervé Léger F/W 13 collection. The label’s signature construction — the iconic bandage dress — was re-worked for Fall with body-contouring crystal embroidery, encrusted beading and stud details, adding texture and depth. Nature’s inspiration was seen in ocelot prints and autumnal hues, while leather harnesses, sport-simple baseball caps, exposed zippers and fur parkas provided shots of urban edge. Long-sleeves (mostly in sheer jersey) and to- or below-the-knee dresses layered over matching leggings made the body-con silhouettes more demure — not a knee peeked.
Silhouette: Body-con bandage / Fit-and-flare / Dress-over-leggings / Blouson over skinny
Color: Black / Gunmetal and gold / Manila white / Midnight port / Deep teal / Lime green / Brown
Key Items: Long-sleeved and below-the-knee bandage dresses / Fit-and-flare dresses / Cropped sweaters / Matching leggings / Fur blouson jackets / Slouchy black leather pants
Materials: Leather / Luxe furs / Ponte bondage / Gunmetal or gold jacquard bandage / Sheer stretch jersey
Print + Pattern: Ocelot in various color combos, mixed with lace motif
Details + Trim: Zip-fronts / Stud and crystal details / Crystal embroidery / Bare midriffs / Mesh inserts / Extra-long sleeves / Encrusted body-contouring beading
Accessories + Footwear: Baseball caps / Leather bondage harnesses / Large, structured clutches / Black pointed-toe ankle booties with silver or black patent toe caps
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