Fashion Week: The Understated Elegance of BCBG Max Azria

February 3rd, 2007 // Leave a Comment

With the weight of the world and fifteen brands under his belt, Max is a busy man. Despite building an empire of BCBGirls, Herve Leger, and To The Max his show was nothing short of runway beauty. Fall colors held tones of classic black, creamy nude, subtle green, and even a scarlet hue peeked out from a layer of black tulle and organza.

With Max details are of the greatest importance. Baby doll dresses were not the flat plain garb that merely flattered the models thin legs. A gathering just above the bust caught my eyes as I looked twice. A handbag even contained details that others might overlook. It swung from the model’s tiny fist from a thick silver chain and had just the right amount of flash.

Short voluminous dresses ruled the runway despite my fondness for the longer counterpart. Black tights (of course) were reoccurring along with pockets. A almost off white baby doll dress boasted a hidden pocket in some lush fabric and silk loosely cinched from the waist.

One of the few longer dresses was gorgeous. It moved so freely and flowed from the runway. The chocolate and cream fabric hung perfectly from an empire waist. Satin accented the halter that appeared to have some intricate beading. It immediately became my favorite of the collection.

By Cara Harrington
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