June 05, 2011 New York
Jeffrey Deitch's recent Art in the Streets show at the MOCA in L.A. sparked Max and Lubov Azria's Resort collection for Max Azria. The design duo styled each look with a beanie hat and sneakers and effectively balanced this city-inspired undercurrent with a feminine ease. The downtown theme was loud and clear on a digital print of a cement wall that showed up on several silk separates. Sporty drawstrings came on tunics, trousers, and dresses alike, and there were plenty of parkas to go around. But the utilitarian lineup had its sexier moments. A marigold T-shirt dress had a to-the-hip slit, while a chunky knit sweater was cut to casually slip off one shoulder.
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