BCBGMAXAZRIA Spring 2013
The intricate leather harnesses in BCBGMAXAZRIA's Spring 2013 collection toughened up the line's workwear and gave otherwise sweet dresses serious sex appeal. Inspired by the women in Helmut Newton's iconic black-and-white photography, many of the looks were monochromatic, but their construction was anything but simple. In addition to being adorned with straps of leather, dresses combined printed silk, lace, and — in some cases — chambray all in the same garments. Luckily, the fabrics were light enough that they didn't compete with one another, and instead formed soft, fluid silhouettes.