Friday, December 16, 2011


Menswear is starting to get more attention from attendees of New York Fashion Week---with our top picks showing handsome takes on more American fitting silhouettes...nicely meshed with the vision of the label.

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.

Yigal Azourel

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

Chintz Linen 

Most APPLAUSE---when the models walking ensemble style-down the runway in Desert Floral trunk/board shorts--