Hervé Léger SS16 was the worst live-stream quality yet. There was a lace up design on the little black dress, double strap illusion cutout of the blue mini jacquard dress, and ornate embellishment of the embroidery on the white short sleeve lace dress. The aesthetic is drastically different from years past, moving from the mummy bandage dresses to a totally different look, for instance of the pale pink embroidered dress with the black and white worn atop a black sheer jumpsuit. The flared out three-quarter links sleeve of the pink, more cutaway shoulders, and silhouette embodied the 70’s with a McQueen modernity.
I loved the laser cut suede jumpsuit. The asymmetrical short dress with a keyhole and cut-away shoulder was beautifully embroidered in a raspberry and green floral design. Other striking looks included the cream sleeveless mini dress plunging V-neck, as well as the laser-cut ruffled black dress that followed it. There was a gorgeous tweed worn with black flared pants which were a damask print: textile and upholstery fabrics are on trend for the 70’s look, as was the black knit dress worn with the chunky black strapped heel. It was absolutely stunning with beading and keyhole detail. There was a knit one piece swimsuit paired with a an open front coat, which was light pink, black, and gray; followed by a similar dress, but in more saturated yellow, green, blue, and purple. The white knit leotard shown with white pants was unique, what with exposed hips and cut-away shoulders, which seem to be a trend for Spring. The pink asymmetrical dress and the white knit razorback sleeveless top with pants was breath-taking- what an elevated knit. There was a continuation of the delicately feminized Moto jackets with gorgeous appliqué embroidery.
Unfortunately, this lifestream was one of the most annoying experiences I’ve had all fashion week: I hated it because of the constant freezing and pixelation- way to go NYFW.com. The collection, however, was a beautiful one hell-bent on evolving the Hervé Léger aesthetic, which, while we loved it for years, is necessary.