The Hervé Léger x Julia Restoin Roitfeld capsule collection is inspiring some serious 90s nostalgia!
In the 90’s, there was one dress everyone just had to have: the Hervé Léger bandage dress. Cindy Crawford made it look hot, and Kate Moss made it look cool. It was a form-fitting mini made from a snug fabric that pushed everything up and around to ensure every wearer was perfectly proportioned.
And then it went into retirement, in favour of a new trend: maxi dresses.
But guess what? The bandage dress is back, and it’s sustainable, too!
That’s thanks to the efforts of Hervé Léger creative director Christian Juul Nielsen and art director, designer and model, Julia Restoin Roitfeld.
Together, this fashionable duo has designed a 20-piece capsule collection, now available at Hervé Léger boutiques and with exclusive retailers, including Net-a-Porter, this May. The selection of styles includes a minimalist palette of mostly black and white, with a pop of red.
Getting More Sustainable All The Time
Although the Hervé Léger brand isn’t known for its eco-friendliness, that’s changing fast.
For one, the designer now offers a program called Glam for Good. This involves sending two pieces of gently used Léger items back to the store. For each item accepted, you’ll get a $200 credit towards your purchase, up to $400 total. Win/win!
Furthermore, Restoin Roitfeld aimed to “bring some fun in the world but in a responsible way” through her collaboration. with the French fashion house. She urged Juul Nielsen to incorporate more recycled and sustainable fabrics into the dress designs, and so it was done.
In addition to Nineties-inspired, modern minimalist cocktail dresses, the Hervé Léger x Julia Restoin Roitfeld collection features a sleek white bodysuit and monochromatic black bodycon jumpsuits.
The Hervé Léger x Julia Restoin Roitfeld capsule was beautifully captured by the talented Claire Rothstein, the photographer, editor and founder of Girls.Girls.Girls Magazine.
“When we had the opportunity to work with her, it was a no brainer,” Restoin Roitfeld explained to WMD. “For me, it was really important when we were talking about ‘if you have a sexy girl and a sexy collection,’ we need to have a photographer who understands us….There’s a sense of sexy but also a bit of humor in each image. It’s charming and fun, I hope people will sense this when they see the images.”
Check out some of the highlights of the Hervé Léger x Julia Restoin Roitfeld capsule collection, below. Are you as nostalgic for the 90s now as we are?
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The Hervé Léger x Julia Restoin Roitfeld Capsule Collection
Hervé Léger x Julia Restoin Roitfeld. All images by CLAIRE ROTHSTEIN