Max and Lubov Azria reprised the artfully layered look of their California surf-and-skate-themed collection for fall, casting it through the lens of a “performer.” They didn’t specify the artist’s medium, but gently eclectic pilings of robust folkloric outerwear over Lurex and marled ribbed knits over slashed leggings approximated some kind of minimalist gypsy. Maybe she travels with a modernist circus. The styling served to compound the spirit of kooky creativity, but the individual pieces — such as a color-blocked kimono sweater and a long, pinstriped shirtdress with a handkerchief hem — were cut with commercial control.

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