Unapologetic sex appeal — that’s what Hervé Léger by Max Azria dresses have become known for — but in her fall collection, Lubov Azria took the bandage dress in a whole new direction. Seductive turned punk.
“We are always evolving, playing,” said the designer backstage. “We love developing new stitches to evolve the bandage dress.”
Azria added grommets, safety pin details, fringe and chains to strips of bandage. She also worked her knit dresses in interesting jacquards, from bold plaid to textured stripes. The alternative looks were paired with tough outerwear, such as oversize lamb and wool coats, fitted bomber jackets and slashed cardigans.
Although the punk look has been interpreted and reinterpreted in fashion for decades, it was nice to see Azria push the label in a new direction.