Remember those chiffon pleats and assaultive blocks of colour in BCBG Max Azria’s pre-fall 2012 collection? Well in the evolution from pre-fall to fall 2012 ready-to-wear, they got quite a reworking. And an elegant one at that.
On the New York fashion week (NYFW) runway BCBG’s floating chiffons were reinterpreted with an Art Deco-era undercurrent. Instead of busy bohemian prints, dresses and coats were sharply yet femininely sectioned off into geometric shapes and blocks of colour that nodded to the Bauhaus design movement. The addition of fur – kept voluminously to collars, scarves, stoles and sleeves – cemented the ’30s and ’40s inspirations.
Never, though, did this feel any less than modern. The colour palette popped with bright tangerine, coral and cobalt that shocked the vintage mood forth into the present day. And sheer panels – be they on sleeves, bodices of dresses, or skirts – added the much-needed hint of sensuality to the forgiving, free-flowing cuts.
You can see all of the BCBG Max Azria autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree