2009 June 15
(NEW YORK) Max Azria
Max Azria left the body-con to his other lines for resort, instead offering an easy array of breezy caftans and draped dresses. Classic toppers like the boyfriend blazer, motorcycle jacket, and even a denim topper grounded the floaty pieces in just the right way. Slouchy suede boots may seem a curious choice for a cruise collection, but the heavy footwear added an unexpected je ne sais quoi to the looks, perfect for any bohemian-inclined fille.
What more can you do with a bandage dress, you ask? Well, Mr. Azria has a 50-odd answer to that question, as shown in his resort 2010 collection. Though there were plenty of the body-con classics that keep the starlets flocking to the label, Azria explored plenty or new and unexpected treatments for the frocks, from flippy skirts to sheer panels running throughout to more of his super-sexy swimsuits. Graphic, dizzying prints and yes, more sharp shoulders were the trendy touche to an otherwise classic Hervé collection; punches of spring color added resort appeal.
Max Azria’s little sister line will surely appeal to the younger chic set--specifically, those with gorgeous gams, as a single maxi dress was the only reprieve from thigh-grazing hemlines. Taking cues from both the romantic drapery of the MaxAzria line and the overtly sexy Hervé Léger collection, BCBG delivered a range of mini frocks accessorized with corset belts, sky-high platforms, and oversized cross-body bags. From sporty looks like a highlighter yellow tee dress topped with a tiny vest to girlier pieces like a ruffled-to-the-hilt micro-mini, Azria’s sexy, summer collection hit all the right notes.
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