Taking inspiration from that of a woman warrior, Max Azria portrays her feminine strength in that of a modern-day onna-bugeisha in his Spring 2015 collection for Hervé Léger by Max Azria.

Max Azria is a master at sculpting the female silhouette through his signature banding construction, and this collection like many others before it, pays tribute to the iconic “bandage dress” in its design. The inspiration behind this collection derives from the ancient tales of the onna-bugeisha, a female samurai who practices the art of war. Unlike the hard edge of masculinity that’s often associated with war, Max Azria bring a soft touch of feminism to the warrior concept with saturated shades of hibiscus, coral and aqua. In contrasting parallels, multi-colored printed jacquard origami kimono tops brings thoughts of japanese geishas to ones mind, while the designer’s signature couture beading and metal weaving highlights that strength that lies behind every beautiful woman perched on lace-up platform sandals with geometric clutches in hand.

Pictures: Yanni Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

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