Yigal Azrouël has his girl firmly pegged: Never frilly, never too feminine, and one who prefers mainly neutrals like black, white and navy. But any woman likes to mix things up a bit, as Azrouël himself realized when, for spring, he injected some more delicate fabrics and even hints of muted colors. He kept pushing that idea for pre-fall.

 

“It’s a bit romantic, I’ve been building up on that,” he said, pointing to a fit-and-flare dress in black lace embroidered with blue leaves. Hints of Victoriana also showed up in slinky camisoles which he paired under sharply tailored suits; lace insert shirting, and cotton pleated daytime dresses.

 

But Azrouël didn’t stray too far from his signatures, with plenty of moto jackets, boyish trousers, and body-conscious dresses.

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