Twenty-five years into business and Max and Lubov Azria still know how to stay ahead of the contemporary curve. Take, for example, their Spring BCBG runway show, which was full of fresh takes on the classic menís dress shirt—an idea that later emerged as one of the seasonís major trends. The designers continued to riff on the button-up for Pre-Fall, but treated it as more of an accent rather than the main event. The crisp staple was layered under several easy sweatshirts and tees updated in specialty fabrications. One novelty pullover came embroidered with delicate metallic chains and was styled with a pair of cool, camouflage jacquard trousers. Another dressy top—done in a stretchy floral knit splashed with black lace—made for a casual, modern evening look paired with its matching midi skirt.

Utilitarian outerwear added an urban edge to the lineup. Highlights included oversized parkas and surplus vests lined in shearling, as well as a long olive coat that zipped off to become a jacket. That versatile topper was accessorized with a patchwork fur scarf featuring hand-cut and -dyed pelts carefully placed to echo the collectionís camo pattern.