New York Fashion Week: BCBG Max Azria S/S’14 


Not steering too far away from their signature flowing maxi’s and tailored elements, Lubov Azria went all out with slouchy tailoring for the BCBG Max Azria show, sending out models sporting deconstructed and reconstructed classic men’s shirts, and elegant silhouettes.

It looked almost as though the BCBG designer had got scissor-happy in her husband’s wardrobe.

A modernized white shirt dress, with a barely-there floral panel, kicked off the show, followed by a variety of muted palette, reformed tailoring. Some welcome hints of contrasting snakeskin were worked into a couple of the tailoring pieces, from a subtle panel, to a fullblown snakeskin jacket. Through the astute use of light fabrics, the tailoring was softened up, and given a more feminine lease of life.

Brush stroke florals took centre stage by the second half of the show, presenting us with a delightfully, floaty flourish of silk georgette and sheer mesh panelled maxi pieces, in charming bloom prints. Alongside the feminine flowing shapes was the occasional boxy shirt or jacket, adding an essence of edginess to the collection.

This newest collection had an undisputed freshness to it, with an abundance of white silk and floral draped models, stepping out onto the catwalk. And we think if that doesn’t scream spring, then what does! Their 25 anticipation for Spring 2014 to arrive.

 – 5 th  September

Feature: Lucy Dixon