New York's FashionWeek opened with two amazing shows, BCGB Max Azria was as usual one of the most excepted runways. The Azrias managed to present a great collection full of color, shape and texture; the theme isn't something new to the designers, they have been polishing their skills for a few seasons now, and it continues to show why they are the best when it comes to colour block.
As I mentioned the collection was full of shapes; geometrical patterns dominated the runway, inspired by Bauhaus with a strong scent of Moholy-Nagy in the air. Block colour was also a key aspect of the collection, it is also standing out as one of the most influential trends for the season. The combination of shapes and colours granted an upbeat rhythm to the runway.
The main colour palette consisted of earthy tones, very organic. Then the accents of colour started to pop-out; orange, acid yellow, purple and turquoise stand out of blacks and browns. The usage of small dosis of colour was appropriate and yet enchanting about this collection. It serves as a great platform to go creative with the accessories, opening a range of various possibilities. Must have of the collection the variation of the slip on dress.
Keep in mind the importance of the silhouette, BCBG emphasises on the 70's sport silhouette; combining successfully two very strong trends (Block colour and sportswear). The collections presents clean fluid lines, almost minimalistic that are enhanced by layers, block colour and textures. Layers continue to appear in the runway, although they seem to soften down a little bit in a less protective way. Vulnerability is not fully displayed yet for BCBG, the fur gilet acts as a barrier for the chilly weather; it also contributes with an amazing texture to the fluidity of the fabrics.