>> 9 a.m. was an early wake-up call for Yigal Azrouel's Fall 2011 showing, but those who made it were given a instant jolt of energy thanks to the designer's cool and colorful menswear inspired collection. The line was all about "celebrating the strength and power of artistic femininity," which Azrouel expertly exemplified through melton wool cropped boy pants, oversized knit "tail" tops, pleated bib blouses, and covetable coats. Bright splashes of color — jade, mandarin orange, pink, and cobalt were tempered with a more muted colors — supplied just the right amount of pop for Fall. There were details, like metallic ties, tuxedo stripes, leather trim, and custom bow ties by WUYORK, which furthered the boyish theme. The standout look, a oversized tweed coat paired, cobalt trousers, sweater, and button-up shirt, is a sleek geek chic option. Azrouel's outerwear were also a force to be reckoned with: classic herringbone coats with contrasting collars, leather and fur jackets, and streamlined oversized blazer coats are sure to be cozy staples come Fall.
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