Torn, oversized, multi-colored… BCBG Max Azria’s fall/winter 2016-2017 collection was launched on the New York Fashion Week runway on the first day and there is a lot we need to talk about. If you like to rock the stage wherever you go, this ready-to-wear collection will give you goosebumps. Vogue’s interpretation of this collection is all about David Bowie; a spoonful of American Bandstand and a few strong drops of Flashdance, and we can’t help but agree.
The performance art is in the core of the inspiration, both for the designer and the buyers who will stand out as the coolest spirit of the party wearing Max Azria. “It’s the idea of performance, as a dancer or a singer,” Lubov Azria told Vogue. “The performer was our muse, so there are bits of shine everywhere.” Bits? No, we are sure there is a lot of shine in this collection!
There is never a lack of shine where there is endless Lurex, a fabric that is mixed with a type of metallic yarn that adds the rock and chic shine to the clothing. This was mainly displayed in the tops and leggings that were torn on both legs. Add the color-blocked beige-white-red dress over a rocker leggings and your audience won’t be sure where to look. SHOCK! Just what a performer needs on stage.
And when it starts feeling chilly, throw over that pink bomber jacket or any one of the sleeveless coats you see in the images. We saw a lot of color-blocking, layering, and even ruffles on some of the garments. All this is constructed in a very smart way, preserving the rebellious spirit, while experimenting with shapes and cuts.
The entire BCBG fall 2016 collection is not for symmetry-fans. Perfectionists, you’d better stay away from these designs! It’s about messiness, boldness, and daring actions. Asymmetric skirts are not the only risk you have to take; add the deep front cut on most of the skirts that make the fabric dance as the models made the next step.
The designers have played with the proportions not only in the sleeves of the tops that were worn underneath the dresses, but also in the skirts and coats. To keep it short, forget all the rules good girls and boys follow… and be unpredictable.
There were a variety of colors on the catwalk, ranging from cold grey-blue-white combinations to burning hot black, burgundy, and gold. Void of any flashiness and bright shades, the palette was kept in the darkest and deepest hues.
As for the texture you see there, leather was another dominant theme in the collection, seen in the skirts and dresses. There are also a few striped pieces and the signature boho-inspired dresses we’ve all been expecting, this time covered in small prints. You might like the contrast of boho softness and harsh rocker image, coming together in this ready-to-wear collection.
So, do you have an upcoming performance? A gig? A nationwide tour? Check out BCBG Max Azria’s new inspiration, you might find your next muse in one of our photos!
Photos courtesy of Vogue