BCBG Max Azria
September 11, 2005 New York
Textural elements, which are building into a bona fide trend, were present at BCBG in gold and wood beading or new applications for canvas, and a flax-embroidered linen jacket worn by Lily Cole worked the trend with finesse. Full silk peasant blouses with twill shorts were well balanced, proportionally. A creamy leather cape topped a long dress, belts chicly cinched curvy coats, and almost everything was worn with snakeskin flats (or adorable distressed-canvas or printed Keds for BCBG). While a striped series and the balloon hems fell flat, the collection as a whole felt more personal, and less forced, than what Azria has done in the past.