Herv? L?ger by Max Azria
2009 February 16
Hervé Léger by Max Azria - New York Fall 2009
(NEW YORK) The road to a rousing standing ovation at Hervé Léger by Max Azria certainly wasn’t easy. Three young mannequins fell while navigating the slippery hardwood in challenging snakeskin heels. The audience gasped on at least five occasions, while the more balanced girls marched to the cameras without major damage. While the shoes were hazardous, the clothes were exciting. “This was a beautiful urban jungle full of sex appeal, energy--very animalistic,” the designer explained. “I wanted my girls to conquer!” And they did, with classic bandage dresses that were suddenly beaded and sparkling. The colors were rich, the fits impressive, and fresh prints abounded. With this collection, designer Max Azria sent a message that his two-year old project has empire potential. Don’t be surprised if next season’s showing will be upgraded from The Promenade to The Tent.