2009 February 18
Max Azria - New York Fall 2009
(NEW YORK) Max Azria's ultra-feminine creations took a darker turn this season, with a nearly all-black collection. The first look was positively bondage-esque: a sheer tunic with "straps" of opaque ribbons. But Azria's signature romance came through despite the darkness, with lace, velvet, and drapey dresses. "Compared with other collections, it's much more rock and roll," Azria said of the Fall 2009 looks. "They have a very strong Victorian inspiration-we're emphasizing the turtleneck, we're emphasizing the shoulder, which is more square, and the sheerness and the layering is a style very Victorian."