Taking the BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2014 show in was truly an experience, from the star-studded front row to the familiar sounds of Daughter’s rendition of hit tune, Get Lucky. The designs played on the ever-popular masculine vs. feminine push and pull with deconstruction, wispy fabrics, and girlish prints throughout. Though the brand has been in business going on 25 years, Max and Lubov Azria always find a way to stay relevant while remaining at the forefront of fashion, shown here with pieces that truly spoke to the season’s urge for lighter dressing in unique ways.
Crop tops have been all the rage this season and midriffs were definitely on display here from cutouts to sheer blouses.The former spoke to the younger fashion-forward set, while the latter appealed to the more mature woman: the brand always plays to the full range of the age spectrum which has been a key component of their success and longevity in the business.
Prints were aligned with the spirit of the season: watercolor-inspired and sometimes abstract, with bright floral patterns bursting through. Lizard also made an appearance, lending an exotic flair to the offerings on toppers and handbags.
My favorite ensembles channeled simplicity and effortlessness: how can a woman prescribing to any style set go wrong with a wispy shirtdress, perfect for pairing with sky-high sandals or Converse sneakers and loads of statement jewelry?
Only a couple of red carpet gowns were on display, though the designs surely made an impact. A black sheer inset, front slit number would work perfectly on Selita Ebanks, while I could see Tamar Braxton opting for the collection’s black silk tulle asymmetrical gown with beading and embroidered detailing.
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