Yigal Azrouël Spring 2012 Preview at Hu’s Wear

Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Yigal talked excitedly about his collaborations with various artists and the opening of his CUT25 flagship store in Soho, home to his latest line aimed at a younger consumer and designed by Dror.

Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Models Leah Øsnös and Ashley Thomas Turchin wearing strikingly contrasting colors:

Leah Osnos and Ashley Thomas model for Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

A classically beautiful dress modernized with a cutout back and pleating details:

Ashely Thomas models for Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Leah Osnos models for Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Leah Osnos models for Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Yigal draped his cropped blazer over my shoulders (a look he loves). It was one of my favorite pieces!:

Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Marlene, owner of Hu’s Wear, wearing Azrouel’s cashmere and silk pleated dress, chatting with Yigal’s girlfriend:

Marlene Hu Aldaba owner of Hu's Wear at the Yigal Azrouel event

Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Leah wearing a red halter dress and highly-coveted sunglasses:

Leah Osnos models for Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Leah Osnos models for Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Ashley Thomas, Carla TPWP, and Leah Osnos at the Hu's Wear Yigal Azrouel event

Yigal tried on his removable hooded leather jacket with an old-t-shirt-soft modal cotton lining:

Yigal Azrouel men's wear at Hu's Wear

Yigal Azrouel models at leather jacket from his men's wear line

One of his soft spray-paint-knits for men; I told him that any girl would love to steal it from her boyfriend’s closet:

Yigal Azrouel with a multicolored shirt from his men's wear line

Yigal Azrouel at Hu's Wear

Effortlessly chic are the first words that come to mind when I think of Yigal Azrouël’s designs. The strategically placed colors, draping, and silhouettes he’s become known for are the same ones that made me a fan of his line a few years ago. Fittingly, I smiled with glee when I was invited to preview his Spring 2012 collection and get a chance to chat with him at Hu’s Wear.