This fall at Herve Leger, signature figure-hugging dresses were made yet more seductive with the added thrill of restraint. Harnesses at the hip, waist and bust and gladiator style corset boots accompanied each piece of the collection down the catwalk.
A little equestrian at times however overall pertaining to a bondage theme, the harnesses seen for fall 2012 seemed to be a development of the details we saw back in spring: back then we saw dresses with bodices, adorned with delicate metal belts.
This collection, inspired by feminine strength, is likely to appeal to those who love to show off their curves. (Which, naturally, is a pre-requisite for an overall liking of the label.) The harness details accentuate the feminine shape and certainly add a sense of drama to the proceedings.
I got a bit lost in the dominatrix accents at first – I almost overlooked the fact that different silhouettes punctuated the collection rather than it being bandage dress after bandage dress. Fringed skirts, long sleeves and even some skinny trousers found their way onto the catwalk this season at Leger.