Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Fall ’11. Yigal Azrouël and His Satorial Silhouettes

February 16, 2011 • New York Fashion Week Fall '11, Yahoo

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Summary: Celebrating the strength and power of seductive sensuality, Yigal Azrouël creates silhouettes that shape the body and play on tailoring. The suiting is accomplished through "formal wear made pedestrian." Rich fabrications like the ostrich feathers and duchesse satin give depth, dimension and effortless movement to each piece.

The splashes of color keep the menswear from being too harsh. The bright cobalt and hunter green help the tailored suiting and oversized knits to keep things in the realm of "artistic femininity.. The confluence of menswear and womenswear show a strong sense of personality and confidence of the collection as a whole.

Color Palette: black, curry, optic, royal, jet, dove grey, melange, soft loden, pomegranate, navy, salmon, jade, cement, tricolor, blue iris, bougainvillea, grey, muslin, sapphire, mandarin, loden, platinum, gold

Fabrics & Textures: waffle knit, shearling, suede, techno wool, cotton, ultra stretch duchesse, wool twill, velvet, leather, pearl knit, lurex, jersey, corduroy, crystal, silk charmeuse, tweed, mink, melton, chiffon, silk ottoman, herringbone, silk crepe, ostrich feathers

Key Looks: Navy/jet silk cloque and leather dress with jet suede heeled loafer; Jade illusion panel washed silk charmeuse gown with jet suede heeled loafer; Bone melton pullover, optic tux shirt, bone melton wool boy pant and jet lace wedge ankle boot. 

-Taneisha Jordan

Photos: NY Mag

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