New York Fashion Week: BCBGMaxAzria Spring 2011

BCBGMaxAzria is always one of the first shows during New York Fashion Week, and as such, it sets the tone.

With young, chic starlets who will no doubt be wearing the dresses soon in the front row (Kelly Rowland, Coco Rocha and Ashlee Simpson), designer Max Azria showed a cohesive, wearable collection of lightweight dresses made for easy summer days and nights.

The aesthetic was decidedly understated and minimalist with fluid silhouettes and breezy shapes reigning supreme. While the show seemed rooted in neutrals (nudes, beiges, etc.) and whites (The Classic LWD) in the beginning, toward the end of the runway punchy pinks and rich oranges made a bolder statement.

The longer dresses were just as clean and chic, with touches of lace or sheer skirts adding renewed interest. The beauty look was equally subtle: bare makeup and sleek ponytails that emphasize natural, effortless beauty.

Very elegant and simplistic, the dresses weren't without a touch of modernity that will please BCBGMaxAzria's more trendy fans like Kristin Cavallari, Kelly Rowland and Solange Knowles. Lace details, sheer flutter sleeves, soft ruffles, criss-cross color-blocking, wrap stiletto sandals and one-shoulder necklines were youthful, fashion-conscious touches that brought the collection its cool factor. And we can't forget those dangerously short hemlines which highlight the one fashion rule that never changes: legs are always in style.

Without a doubt, BCBGMaxAzria will again provide the Spring wardrobe stables for young, fashionable women across the globe. I've got my eye on this vibrant pink frock, which dress do you love the most?



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