A model walks the BCBG Max Azria Spring 2014 runway...

A model walks the BCBG Max Azria Spring 2014 runway during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. (Sept. 5, 2013) Credit: EPA

Max Azria’s clever collection took divergent paths. Go one-way and you get crisp, chic and yes, a touch practical -- hail to that khaki cotton sleeveless trench, a guaranteed go-to next season. Then, for a little romance, there were the fanciful frocks emblazoned with vivid flowers … blooming beautiful.

An off-white snake embossed leather jacket was equal parts power and pretty, blush colored separates and dresses made a soft but definitive statement and a series of structured looks boasted a touch of boho embroidery. Perfect.

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