Lubov Azria said she fell in love with beautiful embroidered textiles during her and husband Max Azria’s recent travels from Barcelona to the shores of the Baltic Sea. It was easy to see the influence in the fall collection’s striking outerwear offerings, in particular the camel-colored series, which came with mixed-media accents of red and blue color-blocked shearling, intricate embroidery and patchwork, sequins and quilted effects — sometimes all at once. Talk about a statement coat. “And you can turn them inside out,” Lubov said backstage. “The idea of versatility in clothes is very important to me.”
Because this is BCBG, the collection also had plenty of floaty silk tunics in delicate paisley prints — as well as knit turtleneck dresses for colder climates, worn with fur-tinged leather boots — staying true to the label’s California bohemian vibe.