Max Azria is the James Brown of the fashion industry. He is one of the hardest working designers in the business with no less than 4 imprints. One would think that with all of this work, he would be stretched thin, but season after season, Azria innovates. The Spring 2013 season for his namesake line is no different. Azria shows a mastery of the feminine form with collection consisting of lace, shear fabric with a combination of long dresses and nearly equally long slits. Azria shows just enough to keep the collection from veering off into overtly sexy. It’s more flirty than sexy. There’s a youthful appearance done in an intelligent manner that’s enough to say, “I’m confident about my age, but I love to be playful.”
What’s interesting is the amount of dresses and tops that combined a near diamond-shaped form with shear, light fabric and lace interwoven throughout. There’s genius in Azria’s approach primarily because the pieces are exactly where they want to be and not necessarily where they should or need to be. There’s a distinct difference. See the image below as an example. As a whole or item by item, Max Azria’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection is a strong one that no woman should be without.