NY Fashion Week: Yigal Azrouel Spring / Summer 2010
Yigal Azrouel | Fashion Show Spring / Summer 2010
Runway Review Excerpt: Yigal Azrouel did have his highly desirable outerwear on full display alongside some great contrasting cocktail frocks, some 80′s sex-pot sliced swimwear and some 10+ menswear looks that were some of the strongest options for men New York has seen for quite some time.
Yigal Azrouel is one New York designer I’ve been enthused about for years not only because his clothing is very well made for it’s semi-modest price points, but also because it’s never overtly trendy, his pieces always have a quiet urban appeal that stand on their own.
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Unfortunately this time around for Spring/Summer 2010 Azrouel hopped on the Alexander Wang bandwagon full on and for such a strong designer, there was no need for him to be so literal about it. Do Azrouel’s Meat Packing clientele wear sweatpants, even if they are super-cool and cashmere? And before I go on ladies, you have to understand, Alexander Wang has not created anything new, as his signature is ripped straight off the cool girls of the world. That being said, Azrouel did have his highly desirable outerwear on full display alongside some great contrasting cocktail frocks (reminiscent of Dell’Aqua), some 80′s sex-pot sliced swimwear and some 10+ menswear looks that were some of the strongest options for men New York has seen for quite some time.
Regardless of how derivative this collection may have been, it was full of the kind of clothes that are cool and for the confidant, although it would have been much more stabilizing if he had managed to put his own spin on a movement that almost every one out there has already touched upon. – Naveed Hussain
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Andrea Perini & Naveed Hussain | Team VagaBondNYC- Andrea Perini is a free-lance stylist and the founder and creative director of VagaBondNyc.com, the avant-garde vintage clothing destination specializing in clothing and accessories from the 60s-90s. Andrea buys, styles & shoots everything and feature's her well-edited archive in monthly vintage-only fashion editorials where every item is for sale. As fashion industry veterans, they edit their vintage buys to reflect their understanding of contemporary fashion's indebtedness to its past.
Before launching Vnyc, Andrea worked in fashion editorial at Harper's Bazaar, Elle and New York Mag and finally for (then senior fashion editor) Camilla Nickerson at Vogue assisting her on all of her commercial projects including ads for Chanel, YSL, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, and Narciso Rodriguez. Naveed Hussain, assistant fashion editor, has a BA in art history and is Andrea’s assistant stylist and general assistant at Vagabondnyc. Naveed also covers fashion, music and art for VNyc's blog's readers and has unlimited access to current and future fashion news & trends. He has worked as a buyer and has styled for The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times. More information, including press links: VagaBondnyc.com