In 1989 French fashion designer Max Azria launched BCBGMAXAZRIA short for ‘Bon Chic Bon Genre’ meaning ‘good style, good attitude.’ The brand based its collections around easy to wear separates which are designed to be mixed and matched to create diverse looks. The BCBG woman is youthful city girl who favours feminine clothes with an edgy touch. Slik party dresses, draped shirts and sheer chiffon skirts are all BCBG trademarks. Within recent years BCBG has launched a series of offshoot lines such as the casual BCBG Generation, the luxury Max Azria Collection and BCBGirls footwear; the brand has also acquired classic label Hervé Léger.