BCBG Max Azria
Beyond the unofficial start of New York Fashion Week at a Russian consulate event (see our Facebook page, where Stephen Ciuccoli has previewed some images), Nicholas K kicked off the fall–winter 2013–14 ready-to-wear collections at Lincoln Center.
Nicholas K took an Arctic theme, with layers reflecting icebergs and landscapes, with knits, leathers and silks, in shades of beige, taupe and black, and colours in between. Volume is back in for New York, with hoodies and parkas and even beanies adding to the luxe winter look from Nicholas and Christopher Kunz.
Richard Chai contrasted his silhouettes—there was volume in moderation, with double-breasted jackets and military tailoring, while there were pencil skirts that stayed close to the figure. The minimalist military look extended to the dark green palette, though there were dashes of pink, purple and lavender.
BCBG Max Azria, one of our favourites, also brought back the beanie for winter, but it was more vertical length driving Max and Lubov Azria’s look for fall. Inspired by İstanbul’s architecture and gypsies, the label used layering to good effect, but on thigh-high boots, maxi-shirts, tunic sweaters and long vests.
Tadashi Shoji, another label that regularly ranks as a Lucire favourite, showed loosely fitted dresses with the hemline at the floor, and long sleeves, showing that length is in for his vision of autumn–winter 2013–14. His inspiration of pre-revolution Russia is glamorous and romantic, with rich burgundy and blue shades, and bright white representing icy winters.
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Richard Chai Love and Richard Chai Men’s
BCBG Max Azria