Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Fall ’11. BCBGMAXAZRIA “Easy, Breezy, Beautiful”

February 13, 2011 • New York Fashion Week Fall '11, Yahoo

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Summary: A light breeze (or  a tornado, depending on where you were sitting) blew through the fashionistas, celebrities and light chiffon dresses at the Fall 2011 BCBGMAXZRIA show. Tangerines and cobalt blues added more a pop to what could have been seen as a drab and weary autumn, completely covered by wool coats and faux furs. The blue hues and red-oranges were prominent and center stage throughout the collection after last season's nude and beige bonanza. Color-blocking and light colored piping also helped bring in more colors in unexpected ways. 

Once again, Azria's preference for simplicity shines through with the rows and rows of layered chiffon, silk and crepe dresses he created for the upcoming fall. Sculptural accessories in luxurious leathers helped shape the airy dresses and give them more depth and structured elegance. Let's hope that Azria keeps it up and keeps bringing the color for Spring 2012.

Color Palette: pumice, white, navy, taupe, mocha, dark navy, black, tan, brown, light grey, yellow, chocolate, cognac, mustard, rose, red, charcoal, cobalt, bordeaux

Fabrics & Textures: silk crepe, silk chiffon, silk crepe, wool, crepe de chine, silk crinkle, leather, faux fur, satin back crepe, silk jacquard, silk devone

Key Looks: Mocha silk chiffon layered top, white white bodysuit with black cuffs, dark navy skirt, black boot, black belt and black square clutch; Red silk crepe dress, white bodysuit with black cuffs, bordeaux boot and brown belt; Cobalt silk chiffon dress with black piping, white bodysuit with black cuffs, navy boot and black belt.

-Taneisha Jordan

Photos: WWD

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