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Friday, September 6, 2013

NY FASHION WEEK: BCBG Max Azria Spring 2014

bcbg fashion show
bcbg spring 2014

Welcome to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center.  The BCBG show was my first at the venue for spring 2014.  Spring floral prints and pale pastel colors were in the air and on the runway.

It was a chaotic, overcrowded affair with a bunch of European photographers who were disrespectful and didn't know the etiquette.  Worse, some doughy first timer (but not young) from Houston whined and complained, then did the most offensive thing of all, he ran into the middle of the pit AFTER the show started.  If the designer is missing images from the first few looks, blame Houston.  This was not a great start to the day.

Thankfully, an artful collection from the designers improved my mood a bit.  There were some constructed, draped separates that were a nice departure from the over simplified flat handkerchief styles from a year ago.  The abstract brush print looked very pretty with the feminine florals.  There was one embroidered top that had a contrast white against the black base fabric that looked folksy and elegant.

This season, the design team got their stuff together and churned out a collection that will make their fans very happy.  Glad to see a label moving forward not backward.

Are you a BCBG fan?  How did you like this collection compared to the past?  (more photos here)

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