NYFW AW2014: BCBG Max Azria

BCBG Max Azria’s Autumn/Winter 2014 catwalk show in New York City marked the twenty-fifth anniversary on the runway.  The resulting milestone show featured a few nostalgic signature silhouettes from years gone by mixed in with next season’s forecasted trends.


The collection featured many layered looks in longer lengths as one would expect from this time of year, paired with tall boots and accessorised with fur collars and muffs.  Innovative clutches served dual-purposes , doubling over as hand warmers.


Color-blocking and asymmetrical oversized cuts in warm woolen fabrics had inspiration drawn from the 1970’s looks.  Dark, neutral shades were blended with bright contrasting.   The strong collection was characterized by powerful looking woman walking the U-shaped catwalk.


“I can’t believe it. Our first runway show feels like yesterday,” said designer Lubov Azria.  Although an American designer, Lubov was born in the Ukraine and married Max Azria, French designer.


BCBG stands for the French saying, “bon chic, bon genre” which is a common saying in France that refers to the Parisian stylish upper class.


The show was hosted on the first day New York Fashion week, which is the first of the four fashion weeks biannual which run back to back, namely New York, London, Milan, and Paris.

by Cynthia Gregoire