March 30, 2010

the jimmy

This is Part Two of my posting on Herve Leger Fall 2010 as commissioned by Harper's Bazaar and Herve Leger. I suggest reading the first post before continuing on with the second part of this journey, because Lubov Azria talks about the inspiration for the collection and how the clothes are crafted and everything, and it was more interesting for me to view the collection after hearing about the backstory. Also, I sound like the narrator from Zoombinis - "BEFORE CONTINUING ON WITH THE JOURNEY.."
BUT, speaking of Zoombinis, you know that frog game they have? And you know how frogs are similar to lizards? Well, during the show, I wrote down "sportswear lizards." See how I made that connection? Very smoothly, did I make that connection! And not only did it remind me of sportswear lizards, it reminded me of architectural jersey fabrics (which is a really lovely contrast,) and the idea of sportswear fabrics with lingerie shapes (also a nice contrast.) The classic Herve Leger bodycon shape brought these somewhat all-over-the-place references together very well.
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I was also a fan of the colors-it began with muted colors like beige and grey (a nice place to go from the pastel trend of Spring)
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and for nightwear, added spots of neon green and pink.IMG_1081IMG_1083
And the shoes! Like a more classy version of The Jimmy's jumping sneakers from that one episode of Seinfeld.
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This show was a reminder of why fashion shows will always be important, relevant, and irreplaceable by any technology the Internet or crazy robots in the future can think up - the details. Again, at my first post, you hear about how much work goes into making these, and to see it up close was really amazing. That combined with the energy and power that oozed out of every girl sent down the runway, and it was very special.
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And now, please enjoy my awful video skills as well as a failed photograph of Jac backstage:
Failed picture of Jac backstage at Herve Leger

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51 comments:

E is for Eleanor said...

I love the flashes of neon and sportswear lizards made me chuckle. Ha.

x

Sami Sandonato said...

great collection, i love how you switched the focus to the shoes midway through the video, and i love frida gustavsson


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FASHION SNAG said...

Beautiful collection! xo

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Taj said...

oooh this is really good!I love the glam unrecognizable spotiness of it!

Anonymous said...

Sportwear lizards (lol) it actually kinda reminded me of gills....weird I know but if you squint and tilt your head to the side you'll see it too.

P said...

ah so pretty..

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Juliette said...

Love it! The muted colors, hints of neon, and intricate details work so well together!

-Juliette WhereForArtThouRomeo

MADISON thing said...

Gorgeous collection, Great backstage images!
Perfect post Tavi, just perfect!

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Erin said...

I agree with Madison thing completely, the backstage images and collection are both very nice!

Keep up the good work!

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Le Jardin said...

i love the detail put into every single piece of this collection and i agree, loving the neutrals and grays, nice contrast from everyone else. theres only so much pastel one season can take!

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Flor M. said...

WOW. Beautiful collection! Inspiring..

Emily said...

I love the little pop of color, but staying true to the brand nothing major.

Thanks for the report!

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snailmailpost said...

Hey there tavi,
you have a pretty cool blog you got going on.
BTW what photo editing program do you use?
Much appreciated
xo

Angeles Almuna Design said...

I love the collection, interesting touches of neon and it's capture the new modern cut in Herve Leger.
Excellent post!
Kisses Lady Tavi

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Emma said...

You know, I can't say I have really paid much attention to Herve Lager but this post has opened by eyes to how much work goes into all of those little dresses. They really are "sporty lizards!" I really like the body-con shellness of these. A kind of protective skin. Also, the hints of colors through the "scales" and such.
Looked like a great show to go to! Thanks for the second part of you journey - it was a great continuation of the first. Thanks for your always-witty insights!
-Emma
P.S. Hope you are enjoying all of the attention Miu Miu ss2010 is getting in ALMOST EVERY editorial. So well deserved of Mrs.Prada. Oh, and just one other point: Since she was question innocence in that collection, I was talking about that element of the collection with a friend. We talked about what it means to be innocent all the way home from school!
-- That is the sign of a true genius...she is amazing!

Bri said...

I love the collection!
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Jennifer said...

not that into the collections usually- but pretty good! I hear he's working with this jewelry line next season www.noirjewelry.com - I'm not sure what I think.

Angela said...

love the dress in the second picture!

firefly said...

I agree- the little details are also important.

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Davidikus said...

Hervé Léger is a great brand. I wonder why Hervé Léger, the man, left the brand! Some of these dresses are fantastic (some are a bit too East-Coast for me). I know Azzedine Alaïa complained bitterly about Hervé Léger being a clone, but I think the brands are actually quite different...

Thanks for sharing.

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Gabi said...

This is awesome!

an aspiring everything said...

ooh i love the shoes! and the little touches of sportswear here and there.

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WendyB said...

SO interesting that people are doing those Mugler-esque hip details. I didn't expect that would be a major trend.

Carlos said...

I love this collection!

Jess said...

Tavi, keep on making those Zoombini references! I love memories of playing that game in elementary school. =)
and those details really are just superb.

Ella said...

wonderful collection, i must say. oh and on another note, your blog must give me dyslexia, for whenever i see it, i see "style cookie!" insanity! :) xx

emma said...

i am really glad kids still play zoombinis (or is that just you) 'cause that game was great.

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Cherie said...

lovely. I like how you can get really in depth, and then talk about Zoombinis, in one post. It's really kind of fantastic? (please excuse question mark there-doesn't really make sense.)

Jules said...

The clothes. Lovely! =D

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zoomslow said...

Great review. You've really nicely captured the feel of the show and the garments. "sportswear lizards" is a very apt description. And then this clever observation...

"The classic Herve Leger bodycon shape brought these somewhat all-over-the-place references together very well."

...forced me to look past (or perhaps kind of forgive) my initial concerns over the similarities in silhouette and proportion.

As you suggest, all of the elements (fabrics, textures, colours, details) are nicely brought together to produce a very cohesive, tight collection.

Whilst not being overly graceful or 'feminine', there seems to be a kind of 'intellectual' quality to the work, and a kind of discipline, that you can't help but admire.

Oh, and the shoes! They have an elegance of design that makes them seem like a natural extension of the leg!

laia. said...

THE JIMMY!

*dead*

Chloë said...

great review as always!
the details on the dresses are absolutely killer! i wish i could have witnessed them in real life as well

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Misery said...

I think that this collection is really smart. It's not so often when we see a designer who can use the material in such a way without overshadowing it with ALL THESE DETAILS (like Galliano. Or Gaultier). It's really great

coco said...

oh! IT's a beautiful collection!! but i prefer the italian and french stilysts!!!

annamargrete said...

such a good collection. love the dresses!

Carina Joana said...

Amazing show!

anne said...

Oh I love that beige and grey dress! Also, that black architectural skirt is amazing (second from the left). And the shoes, don't forget about the shoes!

Lindsey said...

ZOOMBINIS! Haha, I remember that game far too well.

But anyway, I love it. I never really cared for Herve Leger, but this collection was super cool and
I love the whole thought process behind it.

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Jean-Pierre MATTEI whom is just a HUGE FASHION STAR !..... {^_^} ..... said...

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Very lovely collection !

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epeaa said...

i haven't been able to say this for a while but i actually love every outfit posted
so gorgeous

danniekate said...

oh my gosh, the zoombinis! i had that game, and when i got stuck, my dad was enough of a geek to work out a binary formula so i'd win...
i still don't love love herve leger, i guess i only see bandage dresses still, but the shoes are incredible!
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sareez said...

It's a great collection..

Masha said...

I like more shoes than clothes.. the shapes are interesting but it's more straight than other..

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Art Mama said...

Very funky blogpost, Tav sweety!! Well done. xx

ólöf said...

I love the first two dresses you put in a separate photos, the beige and the gray..oh and I LOVE the shoes..really nice looking and even look comfy. ÚÚú..and the grey/black dress the model in the back - backstage has on..(if you understand what I mean haha)

this show sounds amazing all in all..amazing

Tinja said...

Great post with the video! Felt like i was there :)