All About Yigal
By Liz Black, February 19th, 2010
‘Tis the season of slouchy, dark and asymmetrical, and Yigal Azrouël was not one to ignore the trends. His collection danced between cozy snuggable knits and sleek crisp pieces, allowing the consumer ample ability to dress their many moods. Yigal knows, sometimes you want to scream, “Notice me!” in an eye-catching poppy suede mini dress with an asymmetrical neckline and sometimes you want to swaddle yourself in a shin-length grey patchwork handkerchief hem knit cardigan. And sometimes you want to be bejeweled, (but only on one hip).
Yigal caters to the woman (and man) who wants options but still wants to come across as effortless and chic. Not to be outdone, the menswear ran the gamut as well; from a modern take on The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit to Fair Isle ski bum who decided long underwear can so be pants.
Yigal did stick mostly to his typical design esthetic, which isn’t a bad thing when you design like Yigal, but tossed in unusual circular embroidery and aforementioned bejeweling (not to be confused with bedazzling). If you can only afford one piece of Yigal this season stick with his classic- the slouchy edgy leather jacket. But, if you want to break the bank, snatch up his sleek floor length gown in an acid shade of purple; with the exposed zip and black x-band back you’ll make a statement coming and going.
Photos by Shaun Mader/PatrickMcMullan.com