Sunday, September 9, 2012

LBS Runway Report: Hervé Léger Max Azria Spring 2013

 You haven’t met a workaholic until you’ve witnessed Max Azria release two collections in one week. Pulling one reveal together is exhausting. You’ve watched Project Runway. Most designers spend months organizing the details. But one show is child’s play to Max.

Hervé Léger Max Azria consistently draws some of our fave chic celebs to the first row. And we were not disappointed with the wealth of gorgeousness and influence in the front.

There was Jessica White adorned in Cleopatra gold, Petra Nemcova, Daisy Fuentes and Louise Roe among others. 

Here’s a creation tale: Spiderman met a roman gladiator. They procreated. Wahlah! We have Hervé Léger Max Azria Spring 2013. Gracefully slender models stormed the catwalk in quilted monokinis and sexy body-conscious jumpsuits that were perfectly nipped with leather at the waist.

Intricate patterns dominated the collection, which used lots of neutrals (blacks, beiges, etc.) and blues to showcase a love for patchwork and decorative quilting. What was stranger than the appeal of these clothes was the muse.

Max Azria was inspired by the women of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, who spend their afternoons detailing quilts. He wanted to paint a “story of the sultry South through handcrafted embroidery, patchwork and applique."

I envision sweet tea and dainty ladies with gloves and sun hats when I think of the South. But I get Max’s vision. I think. If nothing else, I adored the side braid that all models rocked and the range of neutrals selected. Lovelies, here’s the takeaway: Invest in lots of beiges and leather belts.

What do you think of this collection?

- Evette Dionne
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1 comment:

  1. The collection is absolutely amazing! My favorite is the blue dress. It ALMOST looks too busy but the detail is so feminine and compelling, it actually works.

    Great post!