The bandage dress is synonymous with sex appeal, but when that iconic silhouette is the cornerstone of a collection, the question becomes, what’s next? Max and Lubov Azria found their answer this season by incorporating hard-edged elements with artful ones to mostly good results.

The show began with a flurry of zippers, up the front, around the bodice; they also edged ruffles that were fashioned into peplums and godet skirts, resulting in a nice contrast to the feminine eyelet skirts that peeked out from underneath. The duo kept their colors subdued, which did no favors for the peek-a-boo crochet numbers that veered towards hoochie, but it did allow the beautiful beaded embellishments and knitting techniques to really shine.

The bandage dress is synonymous with sex appeal, but when that iconic silhouette is the cornerstone of a collection, the question becomes, what's next? Max and Lubov Azria found their answer this season by incorporating hard-edged elements with artful ones to mostly good results.

The show began with a flurry of zippers, up the front, around the bodice; they also edged ruffles that were fashioned into peplums and godet skirts, resulting in a nice contrast to the feminine eyelet skirts that peeked out from underneath. The duo kept their colors subdued, which did no favors for the peek-a-boo crochet numbers that veered towards hoochie, but it did allow the beautiful beaded embellishments and knitting techniques to really shine.

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