The clean and modern silhouettes for BCBG Max Azria Spring 2011 felt wonderfully light with sheer, billowy mini- shifts that felt effortless and natural. Dresses remained in the neutral palette of whites and nudes and pale to deep grays. It was also nice to see a burst of coral and bright mustard in the lovely asymmetrical panels that fluttered as the models walked. Timeless simplicity will always be embraced, as evident in the celebrity and editor-dotted front row. Lace patterns appeared on crepe short jumpsuits and a definite boudoir like influence began to emerge with the appearance of an alluring black gauze embroidered dress. Max Azria dresses the woman who appreciates soft subtlety. He shows us that sensuality can exist in accordance with spare, beautiful simplicity.
— Jeanie Kwak
View Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn below.
For Fall/Winter 2010, BCBGMAXAZRIA presented a sophisticated and feminine collection. Neutral tones were the dominating color in this season’s palette. Colorblocked with vibrant touches of yellow and blue, together with classic shades of black, grey and navy, they created clean geometric silhouettes. Leather piping and trimming details added to the geometric aesthetic. Prints were simple and graphic inspired in muted colors. Embellishments were also minimal. Some sequins and studs appeared to be painted on in brush strokes onto cropped tops and dresses. The main theme was the asymmetrical draping of flowing silk dresses and tops which were then layered and/or belted in almost every look. This collection is for a modern urban woman with a refined yet effortless style. —Maria Giannakakis Photos by Stevyn Llewellyn