Hervé Léger by Max Azria
June 03, 2014 New York
The inspiration for Resort was a trip to Rio, which meant plenty of color and even more fringe. A dress in a batik floral 3-D jacquard was studded for added flair, as if that were needed. Another studded number—this one a skimpy white mini—had a skirt made of looped fringe that swooshed around in a fun, if over-the-top, way.
Azria played with separates, too. A jacquard sweatshirt—paired with a striped pencil skirt in the same palette of blue, black, white, and fluorescent yellow—had a celebratory feeling. Yet the best pieces weren't the experimental ones. Instead, slightly updated styles from the archives felt the most modern, such as a white bandage top with a netted insert at the collarbone, and its counterpart, a black gown.