NOWFASHION | BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall/Winter 2014

It’s only the first day of New York Fashion Week and fur is clearly already a trend.  With a slight appearance at Nicholas K -  via headbands and collars alike – as well as at Veronica Beard and a position as a focal point of at the Hyein Seo VFILES showing, the usage of furs in heavy coats, collars and even as a stole-cum-clutch - like at the BCBGMAXAZRIA 25th Anniversary showing - cemented that trend.
After starting off in a neutral palette of pale mauve, camel and ice grey through the use of bold seemingly southwestern inspired stripes, Azria delved into what the show notes called “a curated assortment of versatile pieces with inspiration from years past that embodies the DNA of the brand.”  That DNA came manifested in slightly demure asymmetrical midi skirts that flounced down to meet knee-high boots, menswear inspired moments that incorporated men’s button-downs with rabbit-fur capes and shearling leather, as well as one slightly slinky jacquard dress, back-cutout included.
The collection was a strong one, maybe not quite worthy of a 25th anniversary but certainly strong and versatile as the notes claimed.  Moto coats, even with their luxe fox-fur collars, can be easily dressed down with a casual denim while the black silk burnout gown that followed it – the burnout print that appeared covered it, a continuing motif in this collection – could be easily left to stand on its own for evening.

A version of this article appeared on NowFashion.

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