BCBG Max Azria is based in Los Angeles, the city of eternal sunshine. And with his pretty, feminine spring collection, it seems the designer was doing his best to translate those blue skies and golden rays into clothing.
Fall's gloomy Goth looks have been banished in favor of Easter egg colors, skimpy dresses, A-line skirts and lingerie details, done in clingy lightweight fabrics like chiffon and silk jersey. Azria's silhouette follows the female form without stalking it, and he plays up the flirty aspects of his clothes by adding lacy trim; making deeply plunging necklines; and cutting dresses with layers of
ruffly chiffon that swirl out at the knee.
There were a few smartly cut sportswear pieces, like a sharp chalk-white trench coat and a taupe pantsuit, to round out the collection. And, for those rare occasions when it gets chilly, Azria's short gold leather jacket will provide a little nighttime shine.