Staying true to the philosophy that is Hervé Léger, Max and Lubov Azria showed a collection of short bandage dresses for spring 2010.
As ever the Azrias worked to freshly embellish and push forward the Léger silhouette — last season it was all about the padded shoulder (worn today by front row guest Mischa Barton) — and this season the classic 80s micro was updated by tie-dyeing, crocheting, beading, and braiding the ubiquitous strips of second-skin fabric.
The focus on handcraftmanship was evident in the details. According to Lubov Azria backstage, "It was important for us to dip dye each strip of denim fabric and to hand-sew all of the metallic embroidery."
Standout pieces from the collection include a black knotted tank dress layered over a knit slip, a linen cord corset top, cork-heeled platform shoes, and — in a flirty departure from the tough bandage look — a flared chiffon skirt embroidered with ribbon.