Summary: When the second look came down Yigal Azrouël‘s runway comprised of a white cotton bathrobe draped over a long, airy t-shirt dress I knew the look of his season was comfort. Did it all work? In all fairness, not every designer bats a thousand. I was not particularly enamored of the many washed linen looks, but then again I don’t care to look like a wrinkled mess so I removed linen from my summer wardrobe years ago and see no need to go back. I digress. I also found the color palette a little muted and depressing and the unstructured silhouettes flattering for few over a size 4. However, if you are looking for lived-in comfort clothes in weathered fabrics this is the collection for you. Where the designer excelled was in his draping (even though Style.com disagrees). The cascading dresses stole the Israeli designer’s show. I also coveted the bootie mule Azrouël partnered with Walter Steiger to create and debut this season.
Color Palette: sparrow, peridot, fog, optic, clay, muslin, denim, shell, birch, citron, sea spray, heather grey, ink, jet
Textures & Details: washed linen, washed organza, washed garza, overwashed silk, jersey, raw t, silk faille, twill, lurex, cotton, tech cotton, tech crepe, jean, paperweight leather, silk pailettes, batik print, printed garza jaquard, beading
Key Looks: optic evening robe with clay raw drape t dress; fog washed garza scallop hem dress with an optic raw drape t dress; birch weathered leather vest, clay overwashed silk top, weathered batik print skirt; shell scallop embroidery silk and jersey dress; jet/ink printed garza jacquard flutter pleated gown; jet tech crepe cascade dress; optic scallop embroidery silk faille dress
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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