NY Fashion Week: Herve Leger Spring / Summer 2010
Nice and fresh fabrications, treatments and sun-softened beachy palette which evoked a pinch of country sensibility
I hustled into the Herve Leger Spring 2010 show amidst throngs of bandage dressed women of all ages.
What I noticed first and foremost was that although most of these Leger devotees had overdone it one way or another – moms and their mini-me daughters in matching nightclub ready scuba uber-minis forcing comparisons, loads of make-up, black patent leather, fussy blond coifs and naked flesh at 3pm – the show itself was surprisingly earthy.
This is not to say that Max Azria abandoned Leger’s signature body-con hubba-hubba I expected to see. He just took his cash-cow formula and reconsidered the possibilities. He exposed it to the sun and worked from there. Passage thru the red-ropes wasn’t the designer’s m.o. this time.
>> See more images from the Herve Leger spring collection
What was nice and fresh were the fabrications, treatments and sun-softened beachy palette which evoked a pinch of country sensibility mixed with some lackadaisical surfer girl. The clothes were still sexy and bare and bum skimming and every exit pants-free, but they were nuanced, not one note: Sexy arts n’ crafts. There was crochet bits of strass, piecey denim patchwork, knotted suede and tumbled silk.
The best looks were the least expected.
Here a soft sand colored dress with a crocheted bodice and flared skirt made of ribbons and for later, the slightest black slip dress under a web of knotted black suede strips.
>> See our complete runway coverage and fashion show photos
The girls wore variations of sun-washed and faded leather cowboy booties, scrubbed and slightly tanned skin and bed-hair, nothing else. Over-all, the clothes also had a slight of hand and a wash-n-go feel that I appreciated. – Andrea Perini
Andrea Perini & Naveed Hussain | Team VagaBondNYC- Andrea Perini is a free-lance stylist and the founder and creative director of VagaBondNyc.com, the avant-garde vintage clothing destination specializing in clothing and accessories from the 60s-90s. Andrea buys, styles & shoots everything and feature's her well-edited archive in monthly vintage-only fashion editorials where every item is for sale. As fashion industry veterans, they edit their vintage buys to reflect their understanding of contemporary fashion's indebtedness to its past.
Before launching Vnyc, Andrea worked in fashion editorial at Harper's Bazaar, Elle and New York Mag and finally for (then senior fashion editor) Camilla Nickerson at Vogue assisting her on all of her commercial projects including ads for Chanel, YSL, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and Narciso Rodriguez. Naveed Hussain, assistant fashion editor, has a BA in art history and is Andrea’s assistant stylist and general assistant at Vagabondnyc. Naveed also covers fashion, music and art for VNyc's blog's readers and has unlimited access to current and future fashion news & trends. He has worked as a buyer and has styled for The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. More information, including press links: VagaBondnyc.com