Friday, February 13, 2009

Yigal Azrouel in the Tents

No ticket to Yigal Azrouel, but managed to get into standing room. And then claimed an empty seat. But I forgot that I get better pictures/video when standing. Don't be lazy, girl!

I preferred his last fall collection, but that was a show of many exits, girls and boys, and really luxurious fabrics. Sign of the times. Still, his aesthetic stays true: relaxed, hip, and elegant cuts equal effortless cool. This show really spoke to his technical ability, and showed off his mastery of folds and pleats.

Let me get to it. LOVED:

  • his "chewing gum leather stovepipe pants" (we should all be sent a pair to cure recession blues).
  • the cut of his trousers. Pleated and ever-so-slightly high-waisted. Think modern Daisy Buchanan.
  • his strong shoulders. I cannot describe how Joan Crawford-in-spirit they were without looking like clothes hangars.
  • the pinstudded leather. I thought I was over studs, and then Yigal does this. Small studs all over jackets, bags and belts.
  • his most perfect ivory blouse named "BONE washed silk wool amorphic blouse." Think shapely shapelessness.
  • the stunning closer I tweeted* (twittered?) after the show: "JET blackened heishi bead jacket". See picture above, whole ensemble speaks for itself.
Colors were muted, and grey and black dominated. A few pics:

Cutest haircut yet.

Great pants. Scarf and sweater are classic Yigal Azrouel.

*I'm on Twitter now and getting a little addicted.


gg said...

Love most of his stuff-- that look with the beaded jacket is smokin'. I could make lots of ebony jewelry to go with that look...

I feel somewhat left out with the whole pajama-party thing-- though I expect TSD (The Spawkwing Diamond) would probably have a problem with my attending...

Butterflydiary said...

I LOVED the show, covered it on the blog but you got some fab shots GF. Yes I agree his past shows have been better. What is your namesake on Twitter? Mine is Butterflydiary let's follow each other can't wait for your posts this week!!!


Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-yes, gorgeous stuff here, I too love the trousers, such a great style and cut!

dapper kid said...

Such a beautiful collection :)

The Seeker said...

Seems a great collection. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Valentines Day!


Anonymous said...

Oh Yigal. Le sigh. =) I love his stuff. I can't wait to see more when it hits =) What I want to see is a picture of him closing his shoe. He is so handsome.

The Preppy Princess said...

Oh, good for you for going to this one! Believe it or not, we like a few of his looks!

Still dying over Christmastime and the Purple Fairy Barbie!


PS: *so* glad you are on Twitter!

Danz said...

Very cool stuff. I need to check out the entire collection.
Happy belated Valentine's Day. Enjoy the rest of your weekend dear :)

It's Aggy bitch! said...

nice pics :)

Cammila said...

How exciting! I must agree about the bead jacket -- gorgeous!

La Belette Rouge said...

Fantastic colours. I am so anti-Spring right now and these rich colours are the perfect antidote to flower prints.

KATLIN said...

Ack, jealous much that you get to witness the actual movement of his clothes.