Yigal Azrouël added 25 new photos to the album: RESORT 2018 COLLECTION.Friday, June 16th, 2017 at 8:50pm
For Resort, a juxtaposition of Yigal Azrouël’s signature architectural design combined with holiday romanticism and influence from the sea serve as the season’s muse.
Prints for the season are a nod to nature, showcased by way of natural textiles such as shell interpretations, scallops, and coral motifs. Palpable femininity is displayed in seashell embroidered guipure lace dresses, coral fil coupé, printed gold foil accents, and sensuous cutouts.
Yigal’s signature modernity is interpreted with architectural layering and relaxed liquid burnout suiting, patchwork denim trousers, crisp tops, wrap pants, grommet details and the evolution of his motorcycle jacket – gold foil printed leather, and stud encrusted red leather.
Hues consist of watery blues and liquid metallic fabrications; combined with inflections of red and seafoam green to further play on the theme.
“The woman I’m always inspired by is confident; she doesn’t follow the trend. She prefers timeless yet unique fashion that suits her lifestyle. The fabrications we used this season are complex while still being timeless.”
Architectural shapes mixed in with holiday romanticism and bits of seaside references pretty much sum up Yigal Azrouël’s resort formula. For starters, the designer introduced a liquid metallic burnout fabric that lent itself nicely for soft suiting and fluid maxidresses — a nice contrast to his more structured signature dresses and skirts, which Azrouël finished in scalloped edges. Elsewhere, he built upon the seaside theme more literally via a coral shape fil coupe and lace with studded details bodice which he showed in a pleated column gown and short dress version.
“The woman I am always inspired by is confident, she does not follow the trends, she prefers timeless yet unique fashion that suits her lifestyle,” he said in his collections notes. In the lineup, a blush crepe wrap pant paired with a red silk blouse and a pleated back blazer reflected just that.
"Yigal Azrouël is known for sleek, architectural silhouettes—A-line dresses, lean tailoring, sculpted knits—but his most compelling looks for Resort hung off the body like liquid. Cut from a burnout material that felt like velvet but was actually light and airy, the weightless slips and wrap tops bridged the all-important gap between “Holiday” and “Pre-Spring.” A sleeveless, cream-striped robe would make a luxurious cover-up for the beach in St.-Tropez, but city girls could wear it with culottes, too, as Azrouël suggests in the lookbook.
The designer said he was inspired by the ocean, a reference you might not pick up on until you notice the scallop shells on a lace blouse or how Azrouël gave his signature rayon stretch knits a wavy edge. The burnout material caught the light like water, too. He didn’t have a specific ocean in mind when he was designing the collection, perhaps because he’s seen so many recently; Azrouël is an avid traveler and surfer. After this appointment, he was off to his native Israel, where it’s nearly as hot and humid as New York right now. Chances are he’s drawing inspiration from the country’s idyllic beaches, as well as its sprawling urban landscape. He might escape to the beach as often as possible, but the Yigal Azrouël woman is invariably a city dweller who relies on him for unfussy, timeless clothes for her nine-to-five life."