BCBG Max Azria Spring 2012: Bold Colorblocking and Big-Name Models

Though its teen-approved pieces fall squarely into the contemporary market, BCBG always occupies a key time slot at the tents based on its sheer star power and enviable cast of catwalkers. This season was no exception, with a model lineup that included the likes of Arizona Muse (sadly sans Freja, her alleged significant other), Jacquelyn Jablonski, and Fei Fei Sun--major editorial stars, all. For spring, husband-and-wife duo Max and Lubov Azria sent out a mix of decidedly sporty, fluid frocks in an array of Art-Deco-paneled brights. I especially loved the colorblocked, athletic-style jackets with translucent inserts--easy pieces that would look just as smart for day as they did thrown over the crepe dresses with which they were shown. And cutouts (of both the shoulder and lower-back variety) and flyaway, fin-like panels popped up on nearly every number, giving the whole affair an airy, carefree feel.
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Though its teen-approved pieces fall squarely into the contemporary market, BCBG always occupies a key time slot at the tents based on its sheer star power and enviable cast of catwalkers. This season was no exception, with a model lineup that included the likes of Arizona Muse (sadly sans Freja, her alleged significant other), Jacquelyn Jablonski, and Fei Fei Sun--major editorial stars, all. For spring, husband-and-wife duo Max and Lubov Azria sent out a mix of decidedly sporty, fluid frocks in an array of Art-Deco-paneled brights. I especially loved the colorblocked, athletic-style jackets with translucent inserts--easy pieces that would look just as smart for day as they did thrown over the crepe dresses with which they were shown. And cutouts (of both the shoulder and lower-back variety) and flyaway, fin-like panels popped up on nearly every number, giving the whole affair an airy, carefree feel.
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Though its teen-approved pieces fall squarely into the contemporary market, BCBG always occupies a key time slot at the tents based on its sheer star power and enviable cast of catwalkers. This season was no exception, with a model lineup that included the likes of Arizona Muse (sadly sans Freja, her alleged significant other), Jacquelyn Jablonski, and Fei Fei Sun--major editorial stars, all.

For spring, husband-and-wife duo Max and Lubov Azria sent out a mix of decidedly sporty, fluid frocks in an array of Art-Deco-paneled brights. I especially loved the colorblocked, athletic-style jackets with translucent inserts--easy pieces that would look just as smart for day as they did thrown over the crepe dresses with which they were shown. And cutouts (of both the shoulder and lower-back variety) and flyaway, fin-like panels popped up on nearly every number, giving the whole affair an airy, carefree feel.

On that same note, for all those who have been waiting to exhale over the past few seasons, take heart--not one of the looks shown was belted. In fact, most had dropped waists complete with fluttery pleated skirts that would disguise a multitude of sins. A sign that the fashion flock is ready to loosen their collective belts in these post-recession times? We can only hope!

**All photos: Imaxtree