NYFW:: BCBG Max Azria RTW Fall 2014 Collection


For their 25th anniversary collection, Max and Lubov Azria, of BCBG Max Azria, delivered a lineup of the easy-to-wear dresses and separates on which they’ve built their brand. Graphic color-blocking, asymmetric hemlines, and mixed materials were just a few of the label’s recognizable tropes in heavy rotation here. There was an emphasis on longer lengths and …

NYWF:: Veronica Beard RTW Fall 2014 Collection


Originally the cornerstone piece of the business, the signature blazers featuring zip-in collars have become just a small sliver of the full-fledged ready-to-wear range. This season, designers Veronica Swanson Beard and Veronica Miele Beard, featured on Ovation’s Fashion Fund, were thinking about the kind of hip girls who party on the drag between the Beverly …

NYFW:: Lisa Perry RTW Fall 2014 Collection


An Instagram encounter with Donald “Drawbertson” Robertson inspired Lisa Perry to collaborate with the artist and creative director on the set, transforming her Madison Avenue boutique into a sleek white box graphically crisscrossed with black gaffer tape. The striking backdrop worked nicely against the clothes — chic riffs on exaggerated volume (e.g., puff dresses and skirts) and techy fabrics, including silver foil …

NYFW:: Ralph Lauren Ready-to-Wear – Fall/Winter 2014-15 Collection


Ralph Lauren introduced his new Polo collection for women during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The first twenty-five looks of the show were Polo label, and it was a diverse offering. After more than four decades in business, Lauren bridges worlds. There were serape blanket coats and distressed leather bombers, a pinstripe suit, athletic outerwear …