Monastic in its simplicity and effortless in its wearability, Yigal Azrouel's Spring 2013 collection drew inspiration from organic architecture in the natural world. The silhouettes were therefore clean in appearance, but not necessarily simple in construction. Hand detailing touched everything from the collection's sandals to its handknitted dresses and chunky sweaters. The color palette, described in the show notes as including "ice, quartz, and cactus," kept the mood subdued, but waffle knits and cotton eyelets drove visual interest. So too did the disembodied drawstring hoods that Azrouel paired with many of the looks in the collection, which at times called to mind sisters in a particularly chic order of nuns.
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2013