NY Fashion Week Fall ’08. MaxAzria’s Sensual Boudoir Runway

February 4, 2008 • New York Fashion Week Fall '08










Summary: MaxAzria went a little bolder this season to a dazzling star-studded celeb effect. The front row filled with celebrities like Rose McGowan, Brittney Murphy, Fergie, Amy Smart, Rihanna and Joss Stone and you couldn’t help but think, these clothes were designed for them as was evidenced by the super sheer gauze skirts and bondage bras (a la Madonna) and corsets. Clearly the theme was boudoir or inner-wear as outer-wear. How many non-celebs will wear this style remains to be seen. However, all was not sleazy. In fact, there were some heavier fabrics and somber, muted tones (which we noticed in the BCBG show as well). While many other collections are shifting attention form the waist to the shoulders this season, Max and Lubov Azria embraced the belt…big time. They were amazingly wide and over pretty much everything (skirts, dresses and pants). There was the requisite jumpsuit (it seems every show has had at least one this season) and a fur top which we loved.It was a racier direction than one might expect from MazAzria, but sometimes, change is good.

Color Palette: taupe, beige, mustard, emerald, moss, plum, lilac, navy, brown, mahogany, mud, rust, pale smoke, dove, grey, slate, black

Textures & Details: silk gauze, cotton, taffeta, metal taffeta, crepe, shantung, jacquard, ponti, organza, tulle, satin/wool, cashmere, wool gabardine, merino wool, metallic wool, leather, fur, color blocking, beading, lace, nylon mesh, wide-leg pants, leaf overlays, felt hats, ankle boots, chain details, embossed wide leather belts

Key Looks: moss silk gauze top, grey cotton garter tank, brown quilted corset, black cotton lace skirt and taupe embossed wide leather belt; pale moss beaded dress with a black embossed wide leather belt; taupe metal taffeta dress, mustard/grey printed organza top, black embossed leather belt; mahogany mud sleeveless fur top, plum printed taffeta skirt, black embossed leather belt; black faux fur and leather top, cream striped cotton blouse, charcoal merino wool baggy pant, black embossed leather belt; charcoal crepe dress with asymmetrical drape collar, black wool bustier; black beaded gown with corset detail, black embossed leather belt.

Photos: New York Magazine

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