Herve Leger by Max Azria has for years been all about the bandage dress. We all know this. But this year, the designer has moved beyond mere bandage to bondage. Azria used equestrian inspired structure in accessories; gladiator stiletto boots, harnesses, corset belts and Roman skirts that flared. This was not flirty, this was seductive. Glints of beading and sequins brought light to darker fabrics. Fur figured large in the collection swathing sleeves, padding shoulders, overlays on skirts, and vests that gave a primitive, ancient touch to the collection. Further moving away from the bandage theme, there were even some flowing pleated gowns and soft sheers additions to several looks. But over all the harness and bondage gave way leaving us feeling that these are girls that have gone from fierce femininity straight on to Women who Rule the World.