He may have just relocated his boutique from the Meatpacking District to tony Madison Avenue, but Yigal Azrouël showed little interest in uptown chic. Inspired by the “architecture of nature,” he played with linear silhouettes and exaggerated proportions — such as a swing coat or a boxy hooded jacket with a wide skirt — that, for the most part, fell flat. The overall effect felt modest and near-clinical, hardly leavened by the nun-like hoods worn by most of the models. To his credit, Azrouël had some great waffle knits, including a gray dress with contrasting sleeves and a cozy sweater atop an eyelet skirt. They might even get an Upper East Sider to stop and take notice.

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