NEW YORK — When Yigal Azrouël opened his first store in Manhattan a decade ago, the designer, then 25, identified with the rawness and novelty of the neighborhood. The store on West 14th Street closed last month and Azrouël on Wednesday unveiled a new 900-square-foot flagship at 1011 Madison Avenue and 78th Street, signaling a turning point for the brand and his own maturation.
“He’s grown up and the collection has also grown up,” said Donata Minelli, chief executive officer of Yigal Azrouël. “The truth is, we always had our biggest clientele here.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"