The Hervé Léger by Max Azria spring/summer 2014 collection showcased on the third day of New York Fashion Week brought out the wild side of the brand’s iconic silhouette-embracing bandage dress, proving that this simple, yet utterly feminine and seductive garment can also look interesting and creative. Playing with lots of edgy details and materials, tribal motifs and abstract prints, the creative designers of the brand, Max and Lubov Azria delivered a strong spring line that actually could fit in the fall season too because of its darkness and heaviness. Still if you are looking for more delicate pieces, there you have the BCBG Max Azria spring/summer 2014 collection that made the first day of New York Fashion Week soft and feminine trends filled!
Talking about their inspiration source for the new Hervé Léger line, Lubov Azria stated: “Different cultural and geological references inspire the collection as seen in ancient tribes and tradition.” This can be felt in the variegated prints chosen, the geometric touches and the fringe detailing used that look so harmonious with the sleek lines of the garments and the massive zipper details applied. There were also lots of ruffles, edgier and stronger than as spotted in other collections.
There were no vibrant colors in the Hervé Léger by Max Azria spring/summer 2014 collection with black, white, blue and blush being the key shades. However, the busy geometric and tribal patterns already made the pieces rich and noteworthy. The edginess of the collection was provided by the aggressive black leather corset belts and zippers that looked so contrasting, yet so chic with the pretty beaded embellishments, the knitted details and peek-a-boo crochet.
While the bodycon dress was the center of the entire Hervé Léger by Max Azria spring/summer 2014 collection, there were also lots of jacquard tops, sweatshirts and eyelet skirts, since the designers this time wanted to concentrate on the separates more, rather than their signature garment!
As far as beauty goes, the models at Hervé Léger walked out wearing wet backcombed hair and a soft smokey eye makeup.
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