NYFW- BCBG Max Azria
Dramatic prints, dark tones and rich fabrics sum up the luxurious catwalks of New York Fashion Week. Many a designer pulled out all the stops to showcase their Autumn/Winter 2014 collections, but in my opinion one stood out from the crowd.
Kicking off NYFW BCBG Max Azria, a fashion favourite with celebrities, displayed structured pieces with pastel coloured detailing. Oversized outerwear featured heavily in the collection creating layers and length. Accessories included knee high leather boots and large black clutch bags. An array of fur littered the outfits from furry snoods and collars to sumptuous muffs and scarves.
The use of lines throughout the clothing’s design added symmetrical elements to the already structured looks. However, the designer opted for lengthy flowing skirts to balance the designs and add femininity. This aesthetic collection lit up the runway with beautiful, elegant and classy pieces certainly stealing the show.
The fantasy woman inspiring the designs of BCBG Max Azria appeared to ooze class, wealth and confidence. Monochrome is her best friend but with a futuristic twist. Digital prints and luxurious textures complete the wardrobe of this everyday fashionista.
Ankle Strap Sandals
Spring’s ultimate must have heel includes the dainty ankle strap. Not only does this extra piece of material help to hold your foot in place when walking, dancing or even running, it also creates a feminine and sultry look.
Now you can pick up a pair of these classy shoes in any high street shop. Topshop, Forever 21 and Penneys are just three chains that are favouring the sandals this season, stocking many different versions in statement colours.
It must be said that a fresh pedicure or clean nail polish is a necessity donning these heels. Someone that is conscious of her feet in any way might feel a tad naked in these.
For an easy €15.00 Penneys offer a leather effect nude pair with a hot pink heel. They are the perfect way to add some colour to your dark winter wardrobe. Forever 21 began with the classic black suede style and have now branched out to pairs with metallic details. These retail at €35.90.
Block heeled versions of the ankle strap heels are available at Topshop, if the kitten heel style is not for you. However, these are by designer Kurt Geiger and range from €125.00 to €350.00. If I had the funds, I would.