BCBG Max Azria
In the flurry of prints [Floral, graphic, tribal, geometric so many options for the summer] we usually tend to forget about minimalism. The art movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s has inspired a horde of designers from Yves Saint Laurent [Hardly anyone can forget the collection enthused by Piet Mondrian’s art work] to Calvin Klein. That is exactly what Max and Lubov Azria show cased for spring summer 2011 – sheer simplicity. They stuck to white and beige with just a pop of mustard, pink and of course the colour of the season orange, ending the collection with black. The sheer dresses with lace overlay were stunning, especially the finale garment worn by none other than Arizona Muse. The collection had hints of sheer fabric, lace and embroidery which gave the collection a romantic look. Dresses were of varied lengths but I steered towards the shorter ones. The makeup was simple and natural. On the whole the collection looked serene and the cleanness of the dresses gives the wearer ample options to style it in a multitude of ways. One can add a bright coloured heel, a floral belt, a vivid handbag for day wear and team the dress with something metallic for the night like a clutch, a pair statement earrings or necklace. The simpler the choice of the dress the more you can play around with it and mix and match it with chunky accessories without going wrong or over – board. Here are my favourite looks from the show and also dresses that I found which are similar to the collection, but cheaper for you to be able to get the BCBG look.
Keep it simple,