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BCBG Max Azria collection inspired by David Bowie through the ages

BCBG Max Azria collection inspired by David Bowie through the ages
By Everton Gayle

BCBG Max Azria’s autumn 2016 collection drew inspiration from visionary but recently departed British rock star David Bowie at New York Fashion Week.

Lubov Azria, the chief creative officer of BCBG Max Azria, said: “We have a bunch of David Bowie pictures and David Bowie through the ages, you know?

“Through his four decades and it’s really not about the fashion, it’s about performance and how being a performer gives everybody hope and beauty.”

Husband and wife team Max and Lubov Azria featured slashed leggings and color-blocked bags in their latest collection. Also prominent on the runway were oversized sleeves and lots of ruffles, albeit in soft, cozy sweaters.

The designers said with their choreographed layers of shimmering knitwear, fur, denim, crepe and embroidered leather – in a rich winter palette of cream, merlot, ink blue and camel they were aiming to show artistic ingenuity.

Adam Selman started off his career designing costumes for celebs, including the late Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

For his latest collection at New York Fashion Week, the Texan designer, a fan of the true crime genre, said he was inspired by the Netflix hit “Making a Murderer.”

The theme rang true with a dark and sultry collection featuring mostly black and red, plunging necklines and lace choker necklaces.

Selman’s playful spirit came through in frilly frocks covered with sparkly fringe, and pops of red and silver metallic under blouses and across slip dresses.