Max and Lubov Azria found inspiration in the beautiful tiles and stone inlays of Istanbul’s iconic mosques. The result was just the sort of exotic romp that the BCBG girl loves — full of lovely, wearable prints and rich textures, all layered with abandon à la the gypsies the Azrias saw in Turkey. “I loved their whole approach to dressing,” said Lubov prior to the show.
The runway also included lots of coats, from puckered and quilted parkas with leather patches to fur-trimmed hoodies, many of them worn casually over pilings of silk separates done in tile or mosaic prints and embroideries. Many of the skirts, dresses and tunics were slit high up the leg in contrast to their proper midi or sweeping lengths. And leather was a key component too, worked on laser-cut trapeze tops and lizard-embossed boots for an extra dose of mysticism that made this collection a real success.