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The Fall/Winter 2013 BCBG Max Azria collection took New York Fashion Week by surprise by combining old and new concepts, and steering away from the overdone color blocking tradition. Max and Lubov Azria used the works of artist Phil Frost for inspiration, and contrasted the contemporary imagery with olden architecture from Istanbul and Southern Europe.
This collection focused on vivid prints in hues of blue and burgundy, offset by soft neutrals, which were structured for a relaxed silhouette. Knee-high leather boots and ankle cuffed stilettos accompany oversized sweaters and jackets layered over soft and swift dresses and sporty pants. In sync with this seasons use of leathers, dark colors, and sheer tulle, the final piece to strut its way down the runway at Lincoln Center was a ready-to-wear black tulle gown over a black tulle tank with leather sequins and a black leather pant.
BCBG stuck with the tradition of Fall/Winter being focused on dark colors, namely black. Mixing the old and the new yielded BCBG Max Azria taking their exaggerated color blocking technique and use of bondage and revamping an already classically beautiful line with fresh colors, eclectic prints, and textured materials.
By Alex Kroytor
Photos By Style.com
Exploration of a new world; a world of ice, of darkness, and of light. A discovering of beauty in a barren wasteland. Drawing from this exploration of the Arctic by Peter Freuchen at the turn of the twentieth century, Nicholas and Christopher Kunz, sibling design duo behind Nicholas K, create their most conceptual collection to date. Images of the snowy, glacial landscapes through pure whites and greys. Flashes of the ocean depths through deep blues and sea greens. Portrayal of frozen nights in sleek jet blacks. It is through fabrics, cuts, and colors that we find the adventure of the exploration of a new world.