At BCBG, Spring 2014 saw refined tailoring at its best. Fluid, soft and feminine pieces were the highlights of a collection that was both sophisticated and relaxed. – [StyleSight]
BCBG starts with a clean slate, and reinterpreted classic men's shirts by deconstructing and reconstructing the crisp staple in a variety of unexpected ways—as though a woman equipped with scissors and a sewing kit got creative while rifling through her husband's dry cleaning. The cascading peplum on a chambray skirt was fabricated from a shirt yoke, for example, while belts were actually spliced-together cuffs. A tuxedo-inspired jumpsuit featured an untucked tail in back. Staying true to the label's feminine DNA, the Azrias softened up all that starched cotton and tailored twill with swaths of silk georgette and sheer mesh panels. In the second half of the lineup, floaty floral maxi numbers and an asymmetric black, beaded tulle gown felt more familiar for BCBG, but they didn't have the freshness as those opening shirtdresses.