“Everybody’s hiding in the neon lights,” crooned the soundtrack at the BCBG Max Azria Spring/Summer 2015 show. And as models floated down the runway in kimono-inspired sleeves and nearly translucent fabrics towards the flash of cameras at the end of the Lincoln Center stage, it was hard not to envision a pack of butterflies drawn to the care of the lights.
From color palettes reminiscent of Santorini sunsets to ethereal swaths of georgette draped into flowing, goddess-inspired silhouettes, this morning’s show was an exercise in fluttery fashion. Although the designers’ proposition wasn’t new, with the heart of the lineup awash with deep V-necks and just the airy fabrics we’ve come to expect from the brand, the ivory-white, pastel-pink, and floral frocks managed to keep audience members mesmerized by their undeniable, otherworldly charm.
By far the most interesting moments of the show were found via a variation of overall-inspired dresses (looks 5 and 33) and touches of boxy outwear that toughened up an otherwise ultra-feminine parade of pieces. Equally as important were the accessories, specifically one ubiquitous belt; a narrow strip of silk that cinched at the waist was tied in an oversized bow at the hips and appeared in nearly every look of the collection in an assortment of shades. Soft and subdued, the BCBG Spring/Summer 2015 show was an elegant and effortless way to ease into New York Fashion Week.
Photos: Courtesy of Imaxtree