Max Azria Spring Collection - Bringing Flirtation Back to Fashion

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Max Azria, one the Fashion World's premiere designers, previewed his 2008 Spring/Summer Collection at the IMG Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York's Bryant Park recently, creating a fashion palette of summertime seduction as he brought flirtation back to fashion.

An electric charge circulated through the crowd as the runway went dark and the music began to pulsate. Expectation filled the tents as Aretha's, "I Can't Stand the Rain" belted and the lights went up.


Sabyasachi Mukherjee Spring Collection - Talkin' About a Revolution

For the Spring 2008 show the design team of Max and Lubov Azria created a display of soft intimate sensuality. Even the most sedate garments displayed sensuousness. Utilizing a seductive color palette of gray, beige, pale pinks, tans and apricots in soft charmeuse, cashmere and chiffon fabric's, the designs encapsulated what men want to see women wearing.

The double wrap-around belt was used to create a silhouette on the model and wrapped in a multi-layered look added a waist band and a second use of a single garment. The combination looks that Mr. Azria presented were of slinky, sensual dresses that looked as though they were made for simple seduction and paired with a coat or jacket could become the daytime's best kept secret of nighttime delights.


Simple color blocks were used and the unusual paring of color tones such as black with deep tan was striking. The long lines, classic styling and a more conservative hemline emerged at this show with the majority of the dresses being knee length or slightly longer allowing for the imagination to take hold and move thoughts to dangerous areas. The tunes changed to Bob Seeger's, "Come to Papa."

The formal wear was a sample of white cotton organdy with pleated, tiered ruffles and a scalloped hem. The black cotton organdy formal gown was cut in triangle shaping with an open back divided by a line of black material. The skirt was fitted at the waist and fell to a single floor length hem.

The wide leg flare is consistent with the reintroduction of style associated with classic women who dared beyond their time.


Jayson Brunsdon Spring Collection - A Destination of the Imagination

The baby doll, slip dresses and tap pant shorts were all slightly lower in hem than one would expect. A hint of exposed skin: a hint of allure. Simple elegance, classic feminine, lacy, flirty, enticing, seductive: Max Azria.

For more information on Max Azria:  http://www.bcbg.com/.

Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week News Group. Photos taken by Getty Images/ Dan Lecca.

Haute Tease

  • Anna Wilding, Award Winning Director, Launches Skin Care Line

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Anna Wilding, international actress and award winning director of the critically acclaimed documentary "Buddha Wild," has launched Kalon Skincare, an ecologically balanced natural beauty cream.

     
  • Wild Review – A Rugged, Tormenting, and Ultimately Beautiful Journey

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    "Wild," from Fox Searchlight Films, brings to the screen the adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novel based on the intensely personal, vividly alarming and heart wrenching encounters of inexperienced Pacific Coast Trail hiker Cheryl Strayed.

     
  • Money News: The Bear Rises, Roars, Devours; All Global Markets Crash

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The DOW Jones Industrial Average, S&P500 and the NASDAQ fell hard to the Bear's grasp, losing more than 500 points in a single day initiating a downward spiral that was repeated throughout each of the ten global markets.

     
  • Jeff Renfroe, Director of The Colony, Talks Behind-the-Scenes Insights of Creating an Ice Age Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    “The Colony,” from RLJ Entertainment and Sierra Pictures, playing in theaters everywhere presents a terrifying apocalyptic winter thriller created by Director Jeff Renfroe that captures the breakdown of society, showcases a sub human species and exemplifies against all odds survival.

     
  • Allied Review - Robert Zemeckis Triumphs in this WW II Spy Drama

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Allied, from Paramount Pictures, Imagemovers, GK Films and HuaHua Media, brings to the screen the story of two spies brought together during the rise of the resistance in Europe, an arranged marriage, of love, war, betrayal, surrender and forgiveness.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Talks Turkey; Labour Party Sex Scandal; Egyptian Mosque; North Korea; David Cassidy

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump, and First Lady Melania, began the holiday season wishing all Americans a "very happy and blessed Thanksgiving" and continued with a Presidential tradition officially  pardoning two donated turkeys sending them to Virginia Tech's Gobbler's Rest.

     
  • Dr. Christopher Calapai Shares His Seven Summer Medicine Cabinet Must-Haves

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Summer is upon us and the hot season means natural elements that can hinder anyone’s well-being, making it imperative your medicine cabinet is stocked with the most essential, over-the-counter, at-home first aid products and medications.

     
  • LACMA and The Academy Co-Present A Major U.S. Exhibition Highlighting The Prolific Career Of Mexican Cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Academy) are pleased to present Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film.

     
  • DOCASA, Inc. Secures New Coffee Shop Location in London West End's Iconic Arts Theatre

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    DOCASA, Inc. (OTCQB: DCSA), through its award-winning subsidiary Department of Coffee and Social Affairs Limited in the United Kingdom ("UK"), announces the securing of a new coffee shop location in The Arts Theatre situated in London's world famous West End.   

  • The Reef 28 Review - Beach-Chic Hospitality in Downtown Playa del Carmen

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Mexican state Quintana Roo is best known as the home of the tourist mecca Cancun, which is revered for beautiful white coral sand beaches, hot nightlife and everything in-between drawing thousands to this destination monthly.

     
  • Cal Phil Takes Center Stage With During Festival On The Green At Santa Anita Race Track Saturday August 10

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Arcadia – The San Gabriel Mountains will come alive with the glorious sounds of music when Cal Phil presents Rodgers, Hammerstein and Gershwin during Festival on the Green at Santa Anita Race Track, Saturday August 10, 2013. 

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama’s Failed Foreign Policy; Election 2016; UN Elections; WH R&B Music Party; Bill Cosby

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama's significant presidency is nearly one for the history books and as we inch closer to the election of a new leader the most glaring failure in Obama's many successes is Middle Eastern foreign policy.

     
  • Money News: DOW Steady in Abbreviated Trading Week, European Asian Markets Split

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The US Markets continued to show strong signs of steady growth even with an abbreviated trading week, consumer confidence and investor confidence remained strong as retailers introduced the 2014 traditional shopping season with consumer friendly incentives.

     
  • First On CNBC: Mondelez CEO Dirk Van de Put Speaks with CNBC’s Sara Eisen (Transcripts)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The following is FIRST ON CNBC interview with the Mondelez, the international snack/confections company, CEO Dirk Van de Put and CNBC's Sara Eisen on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" who discusses profits, the edible space, and R-rated Oreo's.

     
  • Men’s Gift Guide - Man Crates Redefines Awesome With Specialty Gifts

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Man Crates, despite its gender specific reference, brings an innovated approach to gift giving and with ideas that range from the unusual to the wide eyed wow, the mail order company delivers crates of fun guaranteed to surprise.