Yigal Azrouel Spring 2013

The Clothes: There were loosely architectural, razorback floor-length dresses and knee-length, flaring cotton skirts. The colors and shapes of the gre
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The Clothes: There were loosely architectural, razorback floor-length dresses and knee-length, flaring cotton skirts. The colors and shapes of the gre
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The Clothes: There were loosely architectural, razorback floor-length dresses and knee-length, flaring cotton skirts. The colors and shapes of the great outdoors--"ice, quartz and cactus"--inspired the soft neutral palette of the chunky, easily wearable knits. The collection is very typical Yigal--all simple silhouettes and quiet sex appeal. Cream, olive and black hoods added an unexpected touch to the clothes.

The Hair & Makeup: Simple, barely-there makeup and messy, deconstructed buns; effortless looking.

The Soundtrack: Grimes's "Genesis" and Chairlift's "I Belong In Your Arms"

The Vibe: Very cool, very composed, with little to distract from the clothes. Models walked through an entranceway of pillars of light and in a circle through the Highline Stages. The air was all business, all silent observation.

The Front Row: Industry power players (we sat in the middle of a hive of Teen Vogue-ers) and big time bloggers (Bryanboy, Rumi Neely).

Celebrity We'd Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman WTF Moment: Right before the show started, the dressed-to-the-nines, front row-seated woman to our left turned to the woman to our right to say, "I'm thinking of buying a trailer in Julie's trailer park at the beach." We're picturing some kind of ultra-glam, gated Montauk mobile home community.

What the designer said: "The designs are inspired by the architecture of nature--rocks, streams, rivers. These elements are unchanging, and my clothes are for a strong woman who may be influenced by the world around her, but knows who she is and is true to that."

Photos: IMAXtree