BCBG Max Azria Spring/Summer RTW 2013 Collection

September 7, 2012 By:

Marching into spring and summer comes BCBG’s ready-to-wear line by Max Azria.

Models strutted down the catwalk in what the talented designer does best: mixing unexpected fabric choices that appeal to both what the high-minded and most detailed-oriented fashion editor craves in a dress, while also remaining conscientious of what the average female consumer looks for when shopping for that unique knockout purchase.

In other words, the looks are completely wearable for a fancy dinner or cocktail outing.

Azria performs a delicate balance-beam routine between a simultaneously soft and strong aesthetic.

With this collection, graphic geometric leather cutout harnesses are overlayed on muted loose lace and chiffons paired with oversized manila envelope clutches.

On paper, it sounds heavy. On the runway, it looks effortless.
The generally nude color scheme eventually introduces some flashes of life—coral, orange, pink, the occasional peep of periwinkle, and intricate patterns—before veering into some stark black-and-white territory that has you wanting to YouTube the Michael and Janet Jackson video for “Scream” or Google image The Fifth Element. Sort of futuristic.

Rooney Mara, Kelly Osbourne, Rebecca Gayheart, Scarlett Johansson, Katie Holmes, and either Fanning sisters are some celebs we can totally see slipping into these easy breezy looks.