Runway Review: From a man who rose to fame designing body-con dresses for the party girl set comes an outing full of right-on, more subtle fashion perfect for the times.
Over the past few season’s Yigal Azrouel has made a name for himself by loosely interpreting Europe’s top trends in a way that speaks to New York Fashion Week’s more reality-minded, sportswear oriented DNA and has continued to make them his own by steering clear of being too trend driven.
Citing Françoise Hardy as a starting point, he worked his muse’s attitude to give today’s sartorial cues a compelling depth that made his latest effort stand on its own while dishing up the kind of goods that are as certain to make appearances amongst the international fashion set as they are all across the country for those in and out of the know.
We’ve seen him try his hand at minimalism winningly as of late but what made this a standout amidst New York was his inclusion of rich gem tones and silhouettes that stand away from the body for a foundational look that’s simply decadent, perfect for just about any body and destined to be in style for seasons to come.
That’s not to say it was all ladylike and ardently clean as it retained the designer’s penchant for urbane cool and was chalk full of chic allure.— Naveed Hussain
Yigal Azrouel in-store now:Published on February 14, 2012