- BCBG Max Azria
- New York Fashion Week // Spring 2013
Following the flowing airy fabrics and loose relaxed midi lengths of last season, designer’s Max and Lubov Azria once again delighted and brought forth the same looks for the spring collection. This time however the fluid silhouettes were more streamlined and slim while still maintaing the style previously established. The collection itself was inspired by Helmut Newton who is well known for his iconic black-and-white photography featuring erotica and sadomasochism.
One of the stand out details that was featured throughout the collection were the leather harnesses that were layered over many of the dresses and gave a rougher edge to typically feminine designs. I have always been a fan of contrasting edgy items with delicate pieces and creating a very untypical look so I for one cannot wait to get my hands on a leather harness which have already been established as a trend for this season. The mostly neutral hued, monochromatic designs were not lacking in their intricate detailing with many of the lace, silk and sheer garments featuring leather straps while still maintaining a soft appearance. Overall the collection proved to be a perfect juxtaposition of hard and soft elements for spring.