Friday, October 12, 2012
BCBG Max Azria clearly crossed teams with Herve Leger's spring 2013 collection. The color palettes were similar in the black, cream, cafe brown and grey. The prism-like prints and contrast color block details were similar in both collections. Envelope clutches was the key handbag statement in both runway shows as well. Cut shape leather vest/corset/belt accessories were seen on both catwalks.
Is that to say I didn't like what was on the runway? No. There were plenty of looks I liked at both Herve Leger and BCBG, I just couldn't tell you which was which.
One of the big reasons that Herve Leger looked too much like BCBG was the near absence of their signature elastic band dresses. They had a few skirts with it, but don't fix what isn't broken! Red carpet celebrities and statuesque fashionistas count on those dresses to squeeze them into a va va voom body. They were the Spanx of cocktail dresses. What are they going to do now?