Noting that he was inspired by the effortless beauty of everyday living, Yigal Azrouël took a feminine-versus-masculine route for pre-fall. “It’s about creating a look, not an item,” he said. Tailoring was key, with lean structured coats and jackets, and even soft dresses featured strong shoulders. Hemlines were longer than past seasons, with an effortless ease best demonstrated on the drawstring-waist skirts. While the fabrics were luxe — including an assortment of furs and cashmere — Azrouël kept it youthful with playful prints and layering. And if three labels weren’t enough, for pre-fall he’s launching a small shoe collection of sculptural pumps in exotic skins.