Summary: The BCBG MAXAZRIA line may officially be a little young for me. The summary of the collection inside the press packet read "Function and imagination converge. Creating a look all her own. She spreads her wings and lets the details and textures tell the story." Here is the story…large sack dresses reined supreme (they seem to be lasting yet another season) and the colors and mood were somber. The wings? They translated into feathers on cuffs, hoods and cap-sleeves. The details? There was plenty of netting (or webbing), knit and studs. Oddly, the photos look better than I remember the clothes being on the runway. Not there weren’t some break out pieces, there were. The gold silk rayon burnout shift is sure to be a best-seller as will the black jersey a-line shift with applique. One of my favorite pieces was a navy silk bias cut dress that draped at and over the shoulders (pictured below), but I wonder how many will be able to wear it…well. In the end the dark room had a somber feel.
Color Palette: cream, bone, light gray, charcoal, lavender, plum, army green, cognac, gold, matte silver, navy and black.
Textures & Details: jersey, chiffon, corduroy, velvet, jacquard, satin, nylon, knit, metal mesh, cotton twill, studs and sequins.
Key Looks: Art Deco netting and webbing details, cropped down jackets and vests with feathers, knit caps, studded shifts, velvet burnout tunics, color blocked over-sized windbreaker, front draping, patch work yokes, floor length gowns with web neck detailing, charcoal tights, brown/gold sling-backs