New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2013: Herve Leger by Max Azria

The Herve Leger collections have long been defined by the now-classic jacquard bandage or "power bandage" dresses, and the Fall/Winter 2013 collection held held true to form, this time including inventive bandage sweatpants and leggings. In an understated color palette including a rich bordeaux, alabaster, gunmetal, malachite, and of course black, the Azria design team behind the legendary Leger brand made looks perfect for cool winter nights. Dresses richly beaded and curve-hugging were paired with leather corsets and harnesses as well as hoodies with fur details. Makeup was a cool California girl look designed by makeup artist Val Garland, for the girl who goes from motorcycle to cocktail party.

The Fall/Winter 2013 designs were inspired by nature and the artwork of sculpture duo Les Lalanne, who blend nature and reality into their surrealist work. For the lady on the town who loves a splash of sparkle and a bold silhouette, Leger is a top choice. 

Take a look here for scenes from behind the scenes in the Leger offices and backstage at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week tents. Check out this great slideshow from New York magazine for the full collection. 

Elyssa Goodman likes words and pictures a lot. She is a Style Consultant at Her Campus, was previously the publication's first Style Editor, and has been with the magazine since its inception in 2009. Elyssa graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied Professional Writing, Creative Writing, and Photography. As an undergraduate, she founded and was the editor-in-chief of The Cut, Carnegie Mellon's Music Magazine. Originally from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Elyssa now lives and works in New York City as Miss Manhattan, a freelance writer, photographer, stylist and social media consultant. Her work has appeared in Vice, Marie Claire, New York Magazine, Glamour, The New Yorker, Artforum, Bust, Bullett, Time Out New York,, and many other publications across the globe. Elyssa is also the photographer of the book "Awkwafina's NYC," written by Nora "Awkwafina" Lum. She loves New York punk circa 1973, old-school photobooths, macaroni and cheese, and Marilyn Monroe. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @MissManhattanNY.

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