What’s in store for the fall 2012 fashion scene? BCBG Max Azria designers Max and Lubov Azria answered that question on the runway Thursday morning at the 2012 Mercedes-Benz's New York Fashion Week.
Designers, editors, celebrities, retailers, models and stylists from around the world watched as model after model rocked the runway sporting long, lean silhouettes in New York City's Lincoln Center gracing the runway like a work of art.
BCBG reminded their audience that fashion is also wearable –– instead of just admiring the work of art, women see that work of art on themselves.
“Our original inspiration started with Bauhaus,” Lubov Azria told USA Today's Cindy Clark, referring to the influential German school that married fine arts and crafts in design in the early 1900s. “It was very exciting for me to look at the paintings, to look at how they created dimension with color.”
“That was the beginning,” Lubov adds, and then “we started implementing that into the clothes and then we realized that the silhouettes had to be very long and lean and structured so it was really fun and luxurious, of course.”
This Bauhaus-inspired architectural aesthetic used a palette of rusty hues, cream, and taupe infused with striking bursts of tangerine, teal, wine, and mustard.
Many looks featured highly geometric fur patched cropped leather coats atop pleated dresses and light-as-air billowy color-blocked asymmetric skirts.
Color blocked fur pieces were shown on coats, jackets and trousers, and later in the show on oversize envelope clutches.
The Favs:AP Fashion Writer Samantha Critchell thought that adding “airy sheer panels to an otherwise slim-cut and shorter dress was a nice twist.”
For Neon Tommy's reporter, Sarah Ledesma, the “to-die-for fashion moment” was the “white silk chiffon silhouette dress with sheer silk paneling sweeping down the runway.”
Lucky Magazine opts for the “kisslock-closure fur clutch and fur-sleeved camel coat were insanely awesome,” writes Lucky mag's Elana Fishman, adding “Sorry, PETA.”
“Our favorite was the blush and merlot silky pleated frock, which had us drooling as it whispered past,” writes journalist Anahita Moussavian at the New York Post.
As for this writer, it was love at first sight for the cinched at the waist taupe and cream color blocked trench over Merlot trousers.
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Now, watch this invitation only event live from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, presented by YouTube and Maybelline New York on the “Live from the Runway" channel. Get front row access to the runways of Rebecca Minkoff, Betsey Johnson, BCBG MaxAzria, Vera Wang, Diane von Furstenberg and Emilio Cavallini, Carolina Herrera, J.Crew, DKNY and Michael Kors and more.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City is followed by events in London, Paris and Milan.