BCBG Max Azria is back showing collections to the public again, and Fall is the label’s second season with its new creative director, Bernd Kroeber.
That hard and soft element, a BCBG mainstay, was evident down to the title of the show, Rough Glamour. In clothing, the idea was translated through the signature pairing of tough outerwear and feminine dresses. A cropped-to-the-waist leather coat sat quite wonderfully on the body, breaking up the tiered ruffles of a maxi skirt. For die-hard fans of the label, that bohemian aspect was still present, too. A Source Family–style white dress had a charming ruffled neck, sleeves, and hem for an ethereal attitude. On top of that look sat a structured, futuristic silver coat. The odd combination worked.
Robe dressing was a strong point. Kroeber referred to it as “sensual,” and some items did fit that description, like a long and linear army green striped robe dress. Another hit was a powder pink number, complete with a soft blue ruffle at the bottom, worn over a pair of chunky, over-the-knee boots. There was a nice non-clothing touch, too: The brand partnered with female artists, including illustrator Langley Fox, to create pieces of art to accompany the collection. It’s a good move to bring a cool personality like Fox into the realm of BCBG, and it’s not hard to imagine her wearing some of the pieces that were shown today.
February 12, 2018