Herve Leger Presents Baseball Caps And Dresses Over Pants For Fall 2013

herve leger max azria fall 2013

Looks from Herve Leger's Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
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Typically when we think of Herve Leger, we think of curve-hugging evening wear for all your saucy cocktail needs. While that may forever be the case for the major fashion label's Spring/Summer collections from here to kingdom come, the Fall/Winter offerings of late have been delightfully surprising for the Max Azria-helmed line. The leather harnesses that made their debut on the French label's Fall/Winter 2012 runway were carried over slight for the subsequent season, but now that the designs have come the full 360 to colder weather, the waist-defining leather work makes a roaring comeback for Fall/Winter 2013. Instead of adorning flowing Grecian-inspired gowns or flippy fringed flapper dresses, this season, the harnesses sit on top of clingy, long-sleeved dresses in solid black, hunter green, and oxblood or symmetrical, digitally-rendered animal prints. There's a tinge of '90s bad girl to everything — from dresses worn over pants (in the same pattern!) to belly-baring crop tops to the solid baseball caps every girl sported down the catwalk.

herve leger max azria fall 2013

Looks from Herve Leger's Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week show.
Photo: Getty Images

Much like last Fall/Winter, fur was all over the Herve Leger runway. This time, though, there were not as many unexpected utilizations of the winter staple (let's not forget the furry skirts and peplums of yesteryear). Fur stayed mainly on outerwear as big, luxurious coats or on truncated bombers. One thing was new, though: long-hair, fuzz hoods with fur not just lining the rim but covering the entire hood. Right now, we prefer this look rendered in white (perhaps our deep-seated love of Kanyeti bubbling through), but we're sure we'll grow to love it all soon enough. One thing is for sure, the looks on the Herve Leger runway were all seasonally appropriate and seemingly blizzard-ready. That's why of all the shows we've seen thus far, we think this season of Herve Leger is definitely one of the ones we're coveting most right now.

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