Menswear met romance met The Hobbit in Max Azria's utilitarian, earth-hued collection. Picture what Ripley might wear if she lived in 2011. And, you know, on Earth.

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The tailored suiting and separates showed off the collection's focus on contrasts: hard and soft, businesslike and romantic, tough and ladylike. Human and ewok.

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Characteristically, outerwear was alternately basic and dramatic.

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You name an animal epidermis, and chances are it was represented.

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And let's not forget the capes! A swashbuckling touch for an urban warrior!