For the past few seasons, Max and Lubov Azria have not only shown a minimal look, they've also taken a minimal approach: fixating on a single idea played out over the course of 30-something outfits. Today's focus was the polished but fluid silk dress layered over an almost-sheer white turtleneck bodysuit with black cuffs. Slim belts were slung low on the hips, lengthening the torso to match the long proportion of knee-obscuring hems. The Azrias leaned further into the seventies vibe of color-blocked tunics and halters by adding stacked-heel, knee-high boots that had a glam flash of thin gold piping.

We're all grown up enough to not be shocked that fashion trickles down. (See Miranda Priestly, cerulean.) If the kernel of today's ideas inevitably began with Phoebe Philo, there were some solidly stylish options here for a realistic price. A more interesting matter for debate: Will minimal and midi serve as a lure for the decidedly youthful (or certainly youthfully spirited) BCBG customer?