The 3 Most Buzzed About Shows From Day 1

Fashion is like high school — with more air kissing. In case you're wondering how there can already be so much reading from the first day back, we've scanned all the reviews from major critics and other friends and bloggers, and have collected all the qualifying bon mots. Which designer made Eric Wilson question if he'd hit the snooze button a few too many times? Whose collection in 50 shades of talc, coral, black, white, and cream had harnesses as a dominant theme? Click through to see what controlled acts of ingenuity it takes to go to the head of the style class.
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Fashion is like high school — with more air kissing. In case you're wondering how there can already be so much reading from the first day back, we've scanned all the reviews from major critics and other friends and bloggers, and have collected all the qualifying bon mots. Which designer made Eric Wilson question if he'd hit the snooze button a few too many times? Whose collection in 50 shades of talc, coral, black, white, and cream had harnesses as a dominant theme? Click through to see what controlled acts of ingenuity it takes to go to the head of the style class.
L-R: BCBG Max Azria, Creatures of the Wind, Richard Chai

L-R: BCBG Max Azria, Creatures of the Wind, Richard Chai

Fashion is like high school — with more air kissing. In case you're wondering how there can already be so much reading from the first day back, we've scanned all the reviews from major critics and other friends and bloggers, and have collected all the qualifying bon mots. Which designer made Eric Wilson question if he'd hit the snooze button a few too many times? Whose collection in 50 shades of talc, coral, black, white, and cream had harnesses as a dominant theme? Click through to see what controlled acts of ingenuity it takes to go to the head of the style class.

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BCBG Max Azria Designers: Max and Lubov Azria

  • "There was high contrast on the catwalk Thursday at the BCBG Max Azria runway show, with leather harnesses sharing the stage--and sometimes the same outfit--with lingerie lace." [The Associated Press]
  • "Intricate leather harnesses ... gave otherwise sweet dresses serious sex appeal." {fashionologie}
  • "[A] coalescing of a sense of girly-girl flirtation with more aggressive acts of femininity." {Vogue.com UK}
  • "A sexy lingerie-esque collection that felt totally wearable outside of the bedroom." {FashionEtc}
  • "It was the designers’ attention to detail that gave texture to the collection." {WWD}
  • "Dominant (yet subtle) sexual undertones." {FabSugar}
  • "Offered hints of the sexy BCBG Max Azria woman beneath." {AFP}
  • "Fifty Shades of BCBG. ... Ironically, there wasn't much gray." {Style.com}
  • "It was definitely an approach to power dressing, though when it comes to this label, a soft touch is the most effective." {Vogue.com}
  • "The verdict: Mixed." {All The Rage/The Los Angeles Times}

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Creatures of the Wind Designers: Shane Gabier and Chris Peters

  • "A gorgeously assured and focused move on from their rather more uneven fall, glowing with inspiration and aspiration." {Vogue.com}
  • "The show, the clothes and even the music came across as a little old-timey and very conservative looking." {On The Runway/

    The New York Times}

  • "An overall menswear-inspired silhouette, offset by pastel hues and playful pink and green picnic-esque checks." {FashionEtc}
  • "Swingy, bejeweled silhouettes from the '60s and shimmery, vintage snakeskin lame stood out." {The Associated Press}
  • "Detailing like the snakeskin arms on a crisp white blazer and the Swarovski crystals decorating the bottom of one cream-colored skirt kept up the visual interest." {fashionologie}
  • "There was something almost orderly about the eclecticism on display today." {Style.com}
  • "Struck a balance between cute and experimental." {The Cut}
  • "We’ll inevitably see no shortage of the mundane over the course of this collections season. Cast in that light, Gabier and Peter’s spring show burned all the brighter." {WWD}

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Richard Chai Love Designer: Richard Chai

  • "Richard Chai’s show got off to a strong start with several appealing looks that remained true to the DNA of his Richard Chai Love women’s brand--youthful and sporty, with the right touch of sexy." {WWD}
  • "The Richard Chai Love collection helped set the tone for spring--and toned we'll need to be to wear Chai's clothes." {The Associated Press}
  • "An athletic touch to every look." {FabSugar}
  • "The designer scaled back the patterns, scaled back the colors, and with the exception of a few playful belly-baring tops, scaled back the fun." {The Thread}
  • "His collection was so quiet that you could have hit the snooze button a few more times." {On The Runway/The New York Times}
  • "There was a winning lightness of spirit to these clothes." {Style.com}
  • "Sporty-chic." {Vogue.com UK}
  • "Fun, free and extremely functional." {FashionEtc}
  • "A breath of fresh air." {fashionologie}