menswear collections: yigal azrouël, fall

by Jeremy Danté

without formal training, yigal azrouël has been a designer that has showcased incredible style & well developed vision on the runways with both his menswear & womenswear collections. as a member of the CFDA, azrouël has really become pronounced in his opposition of trends or common style. here, this season, azrouël’s vision seems more commercialized than seasons past. classic concepts were seen with a more typical fashion direction as chunky cardigans & stylish knitwear was seen. i did expect something more progressive, in terms of design, with this collection. i find it very interesting to observe commercialization of a label in fashion; a number of reasons could lead one to stray the path of creative independence to follow the leader, so to speak, in high end fashion. overall, the collection is one of strong design ideals & cohesive vision.

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