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BCBG MAXAZRIA: Sophisticated gypsy
Oh, the choices in store for BCBGMAXAZRIA gals next fall as Max and Lubov Azria drew inspiration from their travels to Istanbul and combined this with an eclectic gypsy flair — so lovely, appealing and . . . wearable.
Pile it on as shown on the runway — tunics and shifts over loose pants topped by sweaters and perhaps a patterned long fur vest — or, wilder still, a black tulle gown over black leather pants (so easy to make the getaway from the ball on a motorcycle). Off with last season’s leather harnesses, on with looser silos, and this time around, leather suits of sorts — a port leather trapeze top over a matching A-line skirt. Yum.
Big prints that resembled the patterns of Turkish tiles were strong but not overwhelming and the lush color story — blues and burgundy — was balanced by soft neutrals and a touch of modern black and white.
Shapes were easy-wearing and anything but body-clinging, but a deep slit here and there revealed a flash of leg and some very sexy thigh high boots.