Max and Lubov Azria brought a taste of the American South to New York Fashion Week with a Spring 2013 collection inspired by the famous quilters of Gee's Bend, AL. The first few models, clad in geometric-patterned bandage dresses, walked down the runway in the humid show space to pounding harmonica music. An earthy color palette of whites, browns, blacks, and pale and dark blues formed the shapes and stripes on many of the dresses; others were interlaid with chains or detailed passementerie embroidery. Overwhelmingly, the collection's message was about women's power, and the Azrias drove the point home by pairing a few dresses with sculptural leather harnesses.
Hervé Léger Spring 2013