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BCBGMAXAZRIA :: Spring/Summer 2014 Preview

BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

When I think about the brand BCBGMAXAZRIA, I immediately think about extravagant, formal gowns that are great for special occasions like prom, red carpet events, birthdays and office cocktail parties. Visiting their first-ever spring/summer 2014 media preview proved me wrong as I became acquainted with easy to wear pieces from their latest runway, ready to wear and their signature Hervé Léger by Max Azria collections over a delicious breakfast.

BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

More pictures after the jump!

BCBGMAXAZRIA Runway

Shown exclusively at New York Fashion Week earlier in September, I got a glimpse at a few of the pieces that walked the runway. Featuring a light and dark palette, there was something for everyone, including a beautiful white halter dress and a long floral dress that caught my eye.

BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

In the image below, take note of the draping where the waist is cinched in the middle of the dress. We will revisit this again with a close up photo later in this post.

BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

Below is an up close shot of the draping found in the middle of the dress. I was fascinated how the piece is clearly inspired by menswear, with its tailoring, and half shirt collar. These are the details that you wouldn’t normally be able to see on the runway, so it was a special treat to see the meticulous design in person!

BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Ready to Wear

It was also delightful to see a mini preview of the ready to wear collection. Starting in January, the collection will hit the stores and every month, a new capsule collection will be released. With peplum shapes and geometric prints amidst a sea of black and white, I was impressed by the range of the different options in this one collection alone.

BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

It’s the little details like the peekaboo lace and cutouts in the arms of the blazers below that differentiates these pieces from a typical black blazer. Imagine wearing a bright and colourful collared shirt or a sleeveless shirt underneath to be able to showcase the details. Perfect for a working fashionista, it’s easy to come up with multiple outfits by pulling the basic yet sophisticated pieces and mixing and matching with one another.

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Hervé Léger by Max Azria

Finally, I got a chance to see the latest from the Hervé Léger by Max Azria signature collection which will be available exclusively at Yorkdale next year. Each bandage dress is made painstakingly by hand, and I was also surprised to find out that they also weigh a ton!

BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

BCBGMAXAZRIA, BCBGMAXAZRIA SS14, BCBG, runway, preview, clothing, urbanebloc, Christine Lu

We had a blast at New York Fashion Week earlier this year watching their FW1314 runway show and with their 25th anniversary coming up next year, we can’t wait to see what BCBGMAXAZRIA has in store for all of us. Thanks to BCBGMAXAZRIA for having us; we’re already looking forward to the next spring and summer season!

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  • http://www.leftbanked.com Leftbanked

    I love those blazers!!

  • http://kouturekitten.com/ Kristina Asamoah

    I love the last black dress !

    kouturekittenblog

  • Christine

    We love it too! Thanks for reading :)

  • Christine

    Agreed – especially the cutouts! Thanks for reading!



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