Thursday, February 10, 2011

BCBG Max Azria Fall 2011 Review

At 10:00 this morning, Max and Lubov Azria were slotted to present the fall line for their label BCBG Max Azria. It didn’t take long for me to notice that the husband and wife design team had not strayed far from the minimalistic aesthetic they had embraced for the past couple seasons. In fact, the collection as a whole came off as the perfect continuation of the message started by the brand's pre-fall 2011 collection.

The presentation opened with several neutral-toned looks until pops of color were slowly incorporated. In terms of a fall collection, the fabrication was quite lighthearted. The delicate silk crepes and georgettes that we were introduced to in the pre-fall collection were carried over, only this time draped over white turtleneck bodysuits and paired with stacked-heel boots to the knee. To offset the airiness of the silks, the Azria’s introduced several pieces of well-tailored outerwear. The collection including only one pant option in the form of a chic black jumpsuit which stood out to me, possibly because of its uniqueness amongst a slew of silk dresses.

The piece that stood out for me the most was a little electric blue number with soft tiers that fell about the knee.

Being a fashion stylist at the very core of my nature, I am always most excited by a garment who’s application I can easily realize. From the moment I laid eyes on it, I could see this dress worn in so many different ways. It looked great as it appeared on the runway, paired with boots and a turtleneck, but what if you switched it up a bit? What if you lost the turtle to reveal a little dĂ©colletage, and pulled on a pair of black tights and a fun ankle boot? How about offsetting the minimalistic nature of the dress with chunky jewelry? I would even venture to say that this piece could transition into summer, worn with nothing more than a great strappy heel for a night out.

Most of the looks in the collection were belted loosely at the hips, which lowered the waistline and elongated the torso, balancing the body’s proportions as the legs were lost beneath knee boots and tiered skirts.

Overall the collection gave off an air of youthful sophistication, which in my eyes embodies the BCBG woman. After all BCBG is an acronym for “bon chic, bon genre” which translates as “good style, good attitude.” I doubt that anyone can argue against that message while wearing any one of these fabulous frocks!

If you missed it, the video footage from the runway presentation.

Love and Louboutins,


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