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.
“A free-spirited bohemian girl that knows what looks good on her” was how Laurent Philippon, head stylist for Bumble and bumble, described his hair inspiration for BCBG Max Azria’s collection. To achieve this look, Philippon used a combination of Bumble and bumble’s Thickening Spray and Surf Spray. The pairing of these two products created a “light and voluminous sideswept look.” He finished off each model with Bumble and bumble’s newest product, Cream Contour, a hair texturizer that can be used on any hair type. “I wanted a worn-out look with a lot of lightness, I didn’t want any weight at all, and this Cream Contour is perfect for that,” said Philippon. Each model’s look was topped off with a beanie.
Val Garland, lead makeup artist for Sephora Pro, used browns and neutral tones for a grunge-meets-Middle East-inspired look. Using Sephora waterproof liner in dark brown matte, Urban Decay 24/7 eye pencil in bourbon, and Dior Diorshow mascara in chestnut, Garland created a smoldering dark-brown smoky eye. To showcase the cheeks, she used Benefit’s Watt’s Up! on top of Stila Stay All Day foundation. The look was topped off with a glossy nude lip from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar.
Check out all the photos from Jane Kratochvil after the break.