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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Yigal Azrouel Men's Wear A Fashion Performance


Yigal Azrouel's Fall 09 Men's Wear Presentation at his Meatpacking boutique was a unique fusion of art and fashion with art direction by Dror. The show consisted of a live performance by handsome male models assembling thirty-two of Dror's interlocking square pieces. Dror Benshetrit's intention was to show construction and deconstruction by incorporating his "Squared Square" wall design during the show; he wanted to highlight Yigal's attention to detail and layers. The squares were shown in both flat and constructed states to exhibit the painting done by artist Dov Talpaz.

The installation was the perfect amalgamation of art and fashion without over-shadowing the clothes. Dror's intention of displaying the construction and deconstruction did in fact highlight Yigal's aesthetic. His clothes embody an aesthetic of perfect imperfection, which keeps others and I purchasing pieces season after season; for example, taking an elongated chunky knit cardigan and stitching it in a reverse pull or washing leathers.

This relaxed-chic collection of washed leathers and asymmetrical knits are what Yigal does best and is reworked every season where it is still sort of new.  The Fair Isle body scarf was one my favorite pieces; which will definitely get an editorial buzz. The wool argyle asymmetrical top caught my attention as well. Get your hands on these pieces when they hit his Meatpacking boutique- with the rave reviews Yigal has received for his Fall 09 collections I'm sure they will sell out fast.

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