BCBG Max Azria Fall/Winter 2014

In which hand-warmers are the new clutch bags, and boots are made for walking.

BCBG Max Azria this morning marked the first runway of the season, and a month of long, hard reassessments of whether or not one is completely deluded by the mass hysteria of sartorial trends, to-do’s and hell-no’s, just as most of the world is under the spell of luxury monograms and Made in Paris swing tags.

Even I’m still lusting after a Chanel Boy Bag, though I don’t deserve one yet.

Perhaps when I’m 30.

So let us begin with the midi-skirt, which I wholly endorse for my hatred of knees, the skirt over pants, which my father remains completely opposed to, and my affinity for thigh high boots which has, to be honest, only truly materialised after discussing Beyoncé with Stuart Weitzman when he came out to Sydney. Breed the three, and you have yourself BCBG’s midi-skirts over high boots – a carnal sin to Versace’s 90s (for how would one know how amazing her legs were



under all that fabric and leather?), but again, knees are inexplicably ugly, and our beloved supermodels can leave a little (just a little) to the imagination, can they not?

Trend-driver #2 was the quintessentially Russian hand warmer, of which I was in dire need in today’s sub-zeros (every time I ran into Tommy after shows, he lamented the bare status of my fingers). I would hope that the inside of these might have a zip pocket for change, another for credit cards, a third for a phone, and a forth for all the rubbish I seem to accumulate in the dark depths of every purse I ever use. A new age bag that might give me an illusion of being a lady? I’m all for it.

As to the coats and layered styling, I don’t even need to get into that.

You know me.




Margaret Zhang is a Chinese-Australian photographer, director, stylist and writer based in New York. Since her digital beginnings in the fashion industry in 2009, Margaret has worked with global brands including Chanel, UNIQLO, Swarovski, YEEZY, Clinique, Lexus, Dior, Gucci, Matches and Louis Vuitton in a wide range of capacities both in front of and behind the camera, while completing her Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at The University of Sydney.
Though regularly featured in print and digital media as a model and personality alike, Margaret’s pho tography, styling, and creative direction has been employed by the likes of Vogue, L’Officiel, Harper’s BAZAAR, NYLON, Marie Claire, Buro24/7, and ELLE internationally. She has been listed in Forbes Asia’s 30Under30 and TimeOut’s 40Under40 lists, and her work has been recognised as shaping the international fashion industry by the Business of Fashion BoF500 Index, and ELLE Magazine’s Best Digital Influencer of The Year Award.




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