Runway Review Quick Notes: slits, minimal, backless, 90's, clean, halter necks, maxi skirts, unexpected back slits, drawstring paper bag waists,
Drawing on fashion's now long standing fascination with minimalism, for spring 2012 Yigal Azrouel added a subdued downtown elegance to the phenom and made the movement his own via unexpected sexy slits and a judicious use of forever glamorous lipstick red.
While minimal and monastic even, it was those graphic slits that added a flirtatious kick to the of-the-moment line-up and an airy voluminous grace.
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Here, clean, unadorned surfaces dominated save for an abstract yellow and black ink print while a major focus was placed on deluxe fabrics such as lambskin, wool gabardine and silk chiffon. All of that being said, Azrouel was still able to deliver his signature body-conscious silhouettes with a fresh ease by juxtaposing fluidity with structured construction with a sense of ease and flexibility.
From maxi skirts to halter necks to sporty drawstring waists, this was minimalism in probably the most universally friendly way we've seen and was full of layering potential and multiple directions. –Naveed Hussain