The bandage dress to the Herve Leger brand is like the wrap dress to Diane von Furstenberg or the Monogram is to Louis Vuitton, and Max Azria evidently came to understand the bandage very well with the fall 2009 Herve Leger runway show at New York Fashion Week.
Skin tight bandage like dresses were sent out on the catwalk, given their classic form fitting touch, before adding new shilouettes, with heightened or lowered the hemlines. But it was the addition of the beading detail between the ‘imperfect’bandages that gave the dresses a subtle but luxurious feel and caught my eye. Ehile the feather capes, contrasting scribble-like detail and the addition of knits was a welcome and fresh Azria modernisation.
The pallete of dark greys to warm oranges, scarlet reds then black gave the collection a feeling of depth, but at the end it was the all about the va-va-voom factor the sexy bandage dresses exuded, and no doubt his celebrity front row crowd would agree.
Check out a video of the show below.
[Image from Elle.com]