By  on February 2, 2008

Downtown chicks, you're in luck. Designers have fall covered with everything from asymmetric cuts to camp-chic layers.

Yigal Azrouël: Yigal Azrouël's had his eye on the New York downtown girl, he said preshow. And if his fall lineup is any indication, he's been watching her closely. All the cool city chick basics — from slim trousers to leather jackets — were covered. Asymmetric seams and folds added an arty intrigue to his streetwear. And Azrouël once again proved his skill with contradictions, particularly in playing masculine against feminine, as in a silk henley tucked into an embroidered striped skirt. While there were plenty of men's wear and sporty references, it was the sculptural ruffles and extra attention to cocktail and eveningwear — a return to his roots, not all of it successful — that pushed things forward.

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