I am finally at New York Fashion Week and having the best time! My first show at the Tents was the Herve Leger show and I have to say I was a bit intimidated going in. Since this was my first fashion show ever, I spent a good half trying to figure out which entrance to use. Once I negotiated my way inside all of my worries were promptly erased and I even managed to forget that my shoes were a size and a half too small. After circling the tent and checking out all the fabulous people, I checked in for the show and took my place in the standing room only line. I stood there (with my feet squished into sizes sixes) for a half an hour before realizing that the show was over booked and that no one in the line would be getting in. I must admit that it was a little heart breaking to get so far and not go in. The good news was the huge flat screen that broadcasted the show live inside the tent. So I may have not been inside the show, but I did get to see the collection.
As most of you probably know, Herve Leger is known for body con bandage dresses designed by Max Azria. The dresses are popular with celebrities and are sewn to flatter the female form. This spring season he sent down some interesting variations of his classic design, but for the most part stuck to the tried and true formula. I was slightly bored by the body con silhouette, but a few pieces definitely caught my eye. My favorite part of the show was actually the lack of color, the light shimmer of the fabric, and the shoes. I think it was smart to style the little, tight dresses with chunky boots and platforms as they kept the dresses looking modern and edgy. I think it is also safe to say that sheer will still be very in for spring/summer 2010.
Photo taken by Kelly Stuart from Elle Magazine