Monday Muse: Joan Miró Inspires BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2015

BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2015

BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2015

The fashion set has a tendency to zero in a few key places every year. Whether it’s Punta Mita — Rebecca Minkoff and Reem Acra both went south of the border in the same season — or Spain, it seems as if designers plan their getaways together. This year, DvF and BCBG’s Max and Lubov Azria both trekked to Spain. And while von Furstenberg booked her stay in Ibiza, the Azrias took a more cosmopolitan vacation, taking inspiration from the storied architecture of Barcelona and the poppy surrealist art of Catalonian mosaic artist Joan Miró for the BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2015 collection.

Miró is known for her work with mosaics, blending bold colors and irreverent patterns inside icons of Spanish culture. The piece that drew the most attention and took the most literal inspiration from Miró was a screenprinted skirt featuring a mosaic bull. It was structured and soft simultaneously thanks to an underlayer — the Azrias are always playing with textures — and paired with a silk blouse with airy poet sleeves. Paired with gold sandals, it looked like something a cool girl would pick up on a jaunt around the continent.

BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2015

BCBG Max Azria Pre-Fall 2015

Miró inspired prints also appeared on BCBG’s signature airy maxi dresses, paneled with silk. The colors were bold and bright or washed out and sun-bleached, reflecting the old (although iconic) dusty buildings that are all around Barcelona. And while another one of the Azria’s signatures is minimalism, they played up the habit of Spanish ornamentation in leather bombers with tooled accents or detailed patterns. Cargo and apron dresses seemed simple enough, but they were cropped and sliced, giving old staples fresh new proportions. Maybe there was a taste of the bullring, but everything was subtle enough to be effortlessly cool.

Just like the city of Barcelona itself is a mix of cultures, a mix of old and new and a mix of tradition and innovation, the collection included BCBG staples done up in a range of bold and fresh new colors and fabrics. Old fans of the label will have plenty to add to their collections and It girls who dismissed the label might just take a second look with the addition of edgy pants-and-dress combinations that are bound to be street style scene stealers.

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.