At Max and Lubov Azria’s show for Hervé Léger at the Lincoln Center on September 8, the designer proved that the bandage dress still reigns supreme. Indeed, the design-duo managed to capture the title for sexiest show for another year running.
It-models like Kate King strutted to the beat of heavy house in a collection of dresses which looked as if they could jump straight from the runway onto Kim Kardashian. Though the basic design did not change, the aesthetic did; the bandage dresses the Azrias sent down the runway had a new, distinctly tribal aesthetic. Lubov, wife of Max, cited as inspiration Gee’s Bend, a small rural community in Alabama where local women have developed a distinct patchwork pattern over the centuries. The result was a stylish new take on the brand’s perennially sexy-but-basic look. Geometric patterns were further defined with the addition of leather detailing, in the same vein as at Azria’s BCBG show. The leather was incorporated as everything from a BDSM-esque harness to a flattering waist-defining corset. While some dresses reverted to classic black and white instead of patterning, exotic cut-outs worked to give those pieces symmetry with the tribal-feel of the rest of the collection.
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