Yigal Azourël is a high-end women's designer for modern women who like to have elegant tailoring in the mix...
And is now branching out into the world of guy-dom. For his show at the Chelsea Piers---we saw a lot of attendees nodding their heads in approval to the -sporty/utilitarian, lightweight and buttoned up--- crisp neutral tones and color blocks-in shirts, blazers, tailored shorts, and practical structured jackets and trenches...intermixed with pops of red. Relaxed, sophisticated ease...
|Yigal Azourel-Pumped up kicks|
It all worked----
|Separated at Birth-Azourel (left) with a well wisher|
And when we grabbed a sec backstage after the show---we can see who Azourel had in mind when crafting the collection-guys like himself.
|Clean cut-hair by Cutler|
Perry Ellis is a label founded by a fashion legend...and All-American sportswear is always a source of inspiration.
Terrific crew neck cable knits, drawstring linen/cotton and linen pants, light weight blazers with sleeves casually scrunched up-over linen henleys= a relaxed vibe- after all a man might have to show up at an office, and tailored plaidshorts-that fit well- were stand-outs...
Soft warm weather pastels vs the bolder colors of last Spring season's show---and really what most of the womens' wear showed...dominated with neutrals...
|safari style-lightweight linen blend with structured shoulder-is well done-with natural cotton vee|
Most APPLAUSE---when the models walking ensemble style-down the runway in Desert Floral trunk/board shorts--