The Mercedez Benz New York Fashion Week opened Friday September 5 2008: Chill out.
A unbound, light, imprimitive the first collections for spring 2009, drawing awakening from fantasies of far-off places. Tropical prints united with an easy lout to call up less stressful moments.
When the economy is so bad and with the horrible things happening all around the world, one gets inspired to create a certain kind of beauty,” designer Narciso Rodriguez told The Associated Press before the shows began. He promised an “anti-stress” collection later in the week.
On this Friday, BCBG’s fresh-faced catwalk models had the air of waking up late at a small resort in new collection of clothes. Perry Ellis said two words for its beach-bound buyer— “leisure suits.” And Elie Tahari’s collection was made for the glam couple on a seashore vac, drinking cold cocktails with warm sand between their toes.
Max Azria stopped with his spring BCBG collection. BCBG’s spring collection is very flowy and ethereal, so they wanted to avert the romantic route. The result was casual classic and great. Short-shorts rompers and slim pants were mixed , free shift dresses — many of them one-shouldered made the runway models look like Amazonian goddesses.
The sexiness was exercised tn graceful and draped jersey fabrics that hung without exertion off the body. Designer Max Azria was playing with the airy effect and vac aura. A powdery purple washed silk outfit with a grey belt and satin platform pumps described the nature of the line by combing a loose and draped body with a womanlike and mighty waist that demanded attention.
Some jumpsuits were included, some better than others. An extraordinary wide-leg jumpsuit in a wine color with an careful crosswise bridle top looked more like a sexy maxi dress in the spirit of the 1970s with a current edge, while the skinny-leg discotheque varient seemed more dated.
Several of looks had more of a hard-rock edge, including a black shining vest over a high-sheen jersey dress and ankle boots. Divercity of palette was more tonal, with Azria’s favorite shades of stone prominently featured, along with flashes of bright orange and blue, navy blue.
A tonal palette of grays and whites was the backcloth for occasional flashes of bright color that were “blurs into the urban landscape.”
It was clear by the end that Max Azria has a proper young and fresh perspective for the BCBG brand that joins functionality with a sexy disrespect that leaves all the bases covered, though for certain not all your body.