Monday Muse: Ballet Inspires Hervé Léger Spring 2017

Hervé Léger Spring 2017

Hervé Léger Spring 2017

The evolution of Hervé Léger continues. While the brand won’t ever shed its sexed-up body-con image, Lubov Azria has been doing her best to add more to the Hervé Léger vocabulary. Not only is the label adding more and more categories — pants, outerwear, and more — it’s softening its image and adding options for girls who have more than nightclubs and red carpets on their iCals.

The brand’s latest offering adds even more softness and takes inspiration from an unlikely place: No, not the thumping clubs of Ibiza or after-dark rendezvous. Instead, Azria looked to ballet dancer Sergei Polunin’s performance in Hozier’s music video for “Take Me to Church.” That means a soft ballet-inspired palette of blushes, nudes, and pale blue as well as tights with faux lace-up detailing and plenty of soft flowing fabrics added to Hervé Léger’s signature bandages.

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Hervé Léger Spring 2017

Hervé Léger Spring 2017

Those extra embellishments are what set this collection apart form previous outings. While the label has experimented with hard details such as grommets, studs, and embroideries, soft satin appliqué are a new way to add to the dresses without losing their body-hugging shape. The ribbons, ruffles, and tiers shaped the body and accentuated curves. There were leotard-inspired shapes and flowing skirts attached sheaths to give the impression of dance. Soft underpinnings were reminiscent of dancers’ warm-ups and sheer accents gave some of the looks a light-as-air feel. There’s no knowing what next season has in store for Hervé Léger, but if Azria keeps moving the line away from skin-tight hourglass silhouettes, it may just drum up the same shock and awe that those first bandage dresses earned in the ’80s and ’90s.

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