Yesterday I attended the Hervé Léger by Max Azria Spring 2012 runway show. Known for its line of iconic bandage dresses, naturally the front row was packed to the brim with celebrities, (including singers & actresses Taraji P. Henson, Ashlee Simpson, Jessica Szohr and Michael Michele, plus models Selita Ebanks and Jessica White), who wear them. Those who say the bandage dress moment is over are wrong. Max and Lubov Azria created a gorgeously crafted collection of tribal-style bandage dresses, and the models looked like girly gladiators strutting down the runway. There were dresses for every occasion, from flirty, flared shifts for cocktail hour to a ‘barely-there’, cut-out maxi dress perfect for the red carpet. The designers said the collection was made for the woman who “embodies the Golden Age of Americana“, and it consisted of a gilded palette of metallic gold with neutral hues and of course, classic black. There was beading, braiding, macramé, fringe, gold hardware and woven harness-style elements throughout. The finished products were a collection of frocks (and a single swimsuit) which counterbalanced tough with pretty, much like the chanteuses that wear them.
Photos: Yannis Vlamos / GoRunway.com