Unsurprisingly, the Fall 2022 collection upheld, or better yet, eclipsed the reputation of its predecessors.
According to the release, “For Fall 2022, Christian Juul-Nielsen draws inspiration from the graphic works of James Turrell, 1960s Space Age fashion, and the stark, high-contrast style of Irving Penn.
Turrell’s exploration of light, space, and color inform new textural explorations: delicate, airy mohair is knit with a bandage backing to add a plush tactility to the house’s iconic bodycon silhouette. And gossamer-like technical yarns are knit with rayon to create an effect reminiscent of caviar beading.
Bright colors and geometric cutouts evoking Space Age cinema lend a futuristic flair—think Swinging Sixties alien landing in modern-day New York City.
Meanwhile, textured, heavy-gauge nylon yarn is knit into molded, bullet bra silhouettes reminiscent of the classic 1950s wasp-waisted styles featured in Penn’s work for Vogue.”
The presentation was held in the famed Soho Grand Hotel, which perfectly complemented the exuberance of the collection.
The atmosphere, and of course, the line itself, boldly whispered “not too too much, but not too little.”
It is this balance that keeps Herve relevant in contemporary culture since its inception in 1985.
The bandage dress may be their claim to fame, but the label's fresh take on the classics will live in our collective memory for seasons to come.