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Yigal AzrouelSpring Summer 2015 New York

Runway Review
9/8/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

The juxtaposition of nature and structure influenced Yigal Azrouël's latest: the former in the prints and the latter in the controlled design. A twig print jumpsuit jumpstarted the collection - not the most formidable opener given the assortment's strong looks but a sure show of functionality and accessibility.

Azrouël is known for his artisanal moto jackets and his pièce de résistance this season was a bomber jacket with diamond cutouts and stripe ribbed cuffs. More jackets of that kind were on the outerwear agenda, as well as a crop over-layer olive trench that could seamlessly be added into any modern-day woman's wardrobe.

Palm trees planted the lineup in holiday mode on cropped trousers, a calf-length frock, and a button-front shirt cut right above the natural waist. The vacation-perfect pattern was then scaled down and strewn across a short-sleeve shirt dress and a plunging neckline maxi: both supremely feminine and perfect for wear in any locale where the lush trees have taken root.

Textures brought the collection to its conclusion with paisley jacquard and lace on some of the prettiest pieces Azrouël has ever created including a cold-shoulder jumpsuit with cutout detailing and a long-sleeve LBD with the same sultry accent. The brand isn't known for its cocktail-ready attire, but these designs can open it up to an entirely new set of women.

The looks were executed faultlessly: precision and tailoring are cornerstones of the brand after all. Where Azrouel wanted to experiment, he borrowed and it was a good thing - venturing out from the core is the only way a designer grows and evolves. It's evident that venturing out from his main structured message is now the plan and though not simple, those efforts could really pay off a few seasons down the road.

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9/8/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

The juxtaposition of nature and structure influenced Yigal Azrouël's latest: the former in the prints and the latter in the controlled design. A twig print jumpsuit jumpstarted the collection - not the most formidable opener given the assortment's strong looks but a sure show of functionality and accessibility.

Azrouël is known for his artisanal moto jackets and his pièce de résistance this season was a bomber jacket with diamond cutouts and stripe ribbed cuffs. More jackets of that kind were on the outerwear agenda, as well as a crop over-layer olive trench that could seamlessly be added into any modern-day woman's wardrobe.

Palm trees planted the lineup in holiday mode on cropped trousers, a calf-length frock, and a button-front shirt cut right above the natural waist. The vacation-perfect pattern was then scaled down and strewn across a short-sleeve shirt dress and a plunging neckline maxi: both supremely feminine and perfect for wear in any locale where the lush trees have taken root.

Textures brought the collection to its conclusion with paisley jacquard and lace on some of the prettiest pieces Azrouël has ever created including a cold-shoulder jumpsuit with cutout detailing and a long-sleeve LBD with the same sultry accent. The brand isn't known for its cocktail-ready attire, but these designs can open it up to an entirely new set of women.

The looks were executed faultlessly: precision and tailoring are cornerstones of the brand after all. Where Azrouel wanted to experiment, he borrowed and it was a good thing - venturing out from the core is the only way a designer grows and evolves. It's evident that venturing out from his main structured message is now the plan and though not simple, those efforts could really pay off a few seasons down the road.


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