>> In the midst of a bunch of drab color schemes and Chloe-knockoff collections, Yigal Azrouel's Spring/Summer 2007 collection definitely stands out from the pack. Not because it has a big punch of color running throughout (in fact, everything's white and shades of gray), and not because there are any groundbreaking shapes, but because of the draping and the minimalism. Yes, Helmut Lang is one of those designers everyone likes to compare up-and-comers to, like all new models seem to be "the next Kate Moss," but Yigal's spring line is different. The Helmut Lang undertones are definitely noticeable, but he carries it off well on his own. There's not too much Helmut, or too much copycatting. Plus, I really like the shape of these pants.
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