BCBG Max Azria showed a sexy spring collection with a simple color palette for NY Fashion Week. Black, white, grey and pops of coral seem to be the only colors they will offer next season. The looks were a mix of edgy leather, chiffon and lace with some faded floral prints. The silhouettes were a lot more constructed than the previous fall season.
I was surprised at how much of the runway show was very dark when every other designer showed brighter, lighter colors. I wonder how many of the styles were a spillover from holiday 2012? There were a few styles that had bandage-like details, similar to their sister line of Herve Leger. That indicates to me that their collective design teams are likely overworked when styles overlap like that.
Handbags, which are very popular from BCBG were variation upon variation of the big envelope clutch. They have been offering the envelope clutch for several seasons now, so it must be a bestseller, becoming a signature item, (or the overworked design team just gave up). The size and scale were quite similar, as well as the styling and finish.
Whether redundancies were in this runway show or not, I still look forward to shopping the clothes I viewed in 2013.
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