Photos by Walter Grio. New York. Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York. Text by Baille Gelwicks.
Whether with fur trimmed hoods or leather trimmed baseball caps, heads were covered at Herve Leger’s FW13 runway show. The creator of the bandage dress, year after year, Herve Leger finds a way to make his signature piece new again. A-line shapes took the staple body-hugging design to a new level showing that even this sturdy fabric can yield to the flowiest of shapes. Strong prints and colors cover the body from head to toe with long sleeves and matching leggings — proof that even the most covered of designs can be sexy when you have a perfect fit. Patent pointy toe booties keep the legs looking long and lean, a must when covered in print from head to toe. Sheer tees underneath sleeveless dresses add an extra layer without covering everything up. Sheer fabrics provide a glimmer of skin but with a little mystery… and who doesn’t like a little mystery.
Harness and corset-like construction, as seen in the SS13 collection, was brought back to the runway. Why let a good thing go when you’ve got it? Fox fur coats are cozy toppers to these luxurious designs. A white fur trimmed sweat shirt is the perfect addition to dress down an all beaded cocktail dress. Metal adornments and beads were a great way to add new spark to the bandage dress. The geometric patterns created with these embellishments on dresses and a newly seen crop top made you forget about the bandage construction underneath. With embellishments and more separates than ever seen before, what can we expect next, a lingerie line perhaps?