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Saturday, February 8, 2014

Something about the BCBG fall 2014 collection felt so familiar, and yet such a departure.

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The vanguards of style Max and Lubov Azria are about to celebrate their 25th anniversary this April. While you could see hallmarks of their airy signatures, there was a shift into a more architectural and fastidious direction. It felt like the sleek traits of NYC were amalgamated with the vintage influences of California.  The blanket striped poncho seemed to exemplify this, feeling like Baja beach restyled for the city grounded back to a black column skirt and pristine collar.
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The mix of elements like the statement making 70’s glam coat in oversized puffs of mongolian fur coming down the runway, accented in the collection with simplistic cuts of a leather color blocked t-shirt, changed the paradigm completely, giving a real new york city vibe.
Beauty leant to the demeanour as Laurent Philippon, for Bumble and bumble styled a cool New York girl hairstyle windswept across the face. Val Garland for MAC, toughened up the look for fall with wine colored eyes, darker, with a wash of raisin.
The infusion of menswear fabrics like super fine high twisted worsted wools, and the boxier cuts somehow worked perfectly in tandem with styles like the long column dress in a floaty, painterly print that brought little memories of summer into the harsh winter.
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This is the way a real girls closet might look. Menswear elements, tough and polished mixed with feminine and breezy dresses, and statement coats just for fun.
Every piece that came down the runway was something you already felt a little bit a part of.  The modern progression of the mix said that this collection was more than a retrospective, rather a glimpse into many seasons of continued evolution into the future.
P.S. who doesn’t need a muffler like those to keep your hands warm during fashion week in the frosty winter??!!

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A chic take on the baseball jacket women’s style.
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it was a fur coat and fur accessory moment for the BCBG fall 2014 collection.
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The finale
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and of course Max and Lubov, remember their words here? I had the chance to meet Lubov in California, such an inspirational woman!
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More photos here of the BCBG fall 2014 collection.

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