FWO Editor-in-Chief Pablo Starr is author of the novel RNWY: A Fashion Week Space Adventure (available on Amazon), and cat-dad to his rescued stray of 9 years, @OfficialBeautyStarr.

“Wild civility.” In Robert Herrick’s “Delight in Disorder,” the poet speaks of the interplay between restraint and liberation; of the desire for control and civility on one hand, and the need to express more primal yearnings on the other. In a sense, this has always been the terrain of the Herve Leger house.

For Spring 2014, Max Azria harnessed geometric abstraction to deliver an adventurous collection equal parts sophisticated and wild. Zipper details, crochet, jacquards, fringe and beading added depth and dimension to a palette of black, white and grey, enriched with gradient blues and soft neutrals. Printed jersey separates and crisp petticoats were layered within the architectural silhouette to create new form. Structured corset belts emphasized her seductive side, while geometric heels gave a refined edge.

The Herve Leger woman is powerful, sophisticated and uncompromising. If there’s one designer today whose looks would be at home on any Helmut Newton model, surely that designer is Max Azria.

 

 

SHOW CREDITS

Show Direction: LYNNE O’NEILL
Stylist: LAURA FERRARA
Casting: JESS HALLETT
Hair: LAURENT PHILIPPON FOR BUMBLE AND BUMBLE
Makeup: VAL GARLAND AND THE SEPHORA PRO TEAM FOR SEPHORA
Nails: OPI
Music: FREDERIC SANCHEZ
Set Construction: BERNHARD LINK THEATRICAL
Lighting: IMCD LIGHTING
Dressers: QUICK CHANGE ARTISTRY
Undergarments: SHIBUE COUTURE

Models

ALEX – LIONS
ALLA – SUPREME
ANDIE – IMG
ANTONINA – IMG
CHARLOTTE – SUPREME
ERJONA – SOCIETY
GRACE – IMG
IEVA – SUPREME
JAC – IMG
JASMINE – IMG
JOSEPHINE – SOCIETY
KATE – IMG
KATLIN – IMG
LAIS – WOMEN
LIEVE – SOCIETY
LISANNE – NEW YORK MODEL MANAGEMENT
MACKENZIE – SOCIETY
MANON – WILHELMINA
MANUELA – SOCIETY
MARTHA – IMG
MIJO – IMG
PATRYCJA – NEXT
PAULINE – SOCIETY
VASILISA – SUPREME
VIKA – IMG

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