For Spring 2012, Max Azria showed his signature body-conscious silhouettes, this time re-imagined with textural intrigue and gorgeous tribal accents. Each model hit the runway in her curve-hugging, metallic-foil confection like a soldier — complete with militant-inspired gladiator boots to hint at something tougher, more fierce. While the bandage dress dominated, new textures — weaving, braiding, and fringe — gave way to something more tribal-inspired than Young Hollywood. Striking gold ribbing, metal quills, beads, and jacquard and basket weaving on black, nude, gold, silver tones countered leg-baring slits and cutouts, balancing strength with sex appeal in every look.
Trends: Metallics, fringe, cutouts, textural braiding and weaving.
Colors: White, black, gold, silver.
Key Look: White fringed dress with cutout bodice and metal ribbing.
Accessories: High-impact knee-high gladiator boots.
Who Would Wear It: The ultra-sexy and the very edgy, like Gisele Bundchen and Rihanna; front-rowers Jessica Szohr and Katie Cassidy.