More Body Talk

NEW YORK…In case you didn’t know, Hervé Leger no longer designs Hervé Leger. It is designed by Max Azria of BCBG. Hervé Leger’s line is now called Hervé L. Leroux. Other than that, there has been little change in the design aesthetic of the line with the sleek, body-con bandage style remaining mostly unchanged since its 1985 debut. Additional details were minimal, from feathers and jet beading to dip-dying and scribble appliqué. On the other hand, the current fascination for all things eighties amongst the junior socialite set is bound to make this line an instant hit in some circles.


On the other hand Preen, who two seasons ago were championing the same late ’80s style tighter-is-better silhouette have literally loosened things up, forgoing most (but not all of) the big shouldered, body-con dresses in favor of something rounder and fuller. Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton described this collection as Kurt Cobain meets Nine and a Half Weeks as both the late grunge rocker and Kim Bassinger were apt to wear a men’s dressing gown. But this rather obscure reference aside, it was a fresh looking collection of sporty ready-to-wear pieces that the modern woman is inclined to lust after these days.


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