Oh, the things we do for love — and fashion. The spring collections are running straight through Valentine’s Day, which means editors like Elle Magazine’s Robbie Myers and her right-hand-man Joe Zee are scheduled to be working on what’s supposed to be the most romantic day of the year.
Myers and Zee were sitting next to each other in the front row of the BCBG Max Azria fashion show, where share their plans for February 14. “Kissing!” Myers said. “I’m kissing my husband, and we’ll probably go out somewhere.” Zee says that somewhere might be the Narciso Rodriguez show, which starts at 8 pm on Valentine’s Day.
The two also told us they’re looking forward to seeing what Joseph Altuzarra will do, and that they haven’t started worrying about what’s going to happen to their fashion week schedules in September, when New York, London, Paris and Milan’s Fashion Weeks will overlap.
“I think the thing you have to remember is that these are people’s jobs,” Myers said, suggesting that everyone is going to have to make some sacrifices this fall. “Let’s get through this fashion season and then well see about the next one,” Zee said.
But if love (and international scheduling crises) are complicated, then so were the looks that Max and Lubov Azria presented in this collection — or at least they were more complicated than they have been in the past. For a few seasons the designers were focused on stark minimalism, but the past two major collections have been focused on a mix of colors and textures. Everything for fall is color blocked to within an inch of its life, mixing creams with navy blues, browns and orange and red tones. We loved the tone-on-tone leather and knitwear coats, and there were several other pieces of outerwear that had some pretty intense looking (and color blocked) fur sleeves. Because, you know, your arms are the coldest part of your body.
Check out a few of our favorite looks below, and share your plans for fashion week and Valentine’s Day in the comments.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.