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Yigal Azrouel Spring 2012 Runway Review

When you’re looking for clothes that you don’t have to put too much thought into, but that still create an overall put together, luxurious, styled effect, Yigal Azrouel is more often than not a safe bet. This season, the designer presented structured, tailored looks alongside oversized separates (most notably somewhat boxy, menswear-inspired outerwear), and more ethereal, light silhouettes via delicate chiffon pieces. The color palette was a mix of neutrals – namely camel, gray, white, and black – and deep, rich hues including yellow, red, green, and blue.

It’s hard to imagine any of the looks that made their way down the runway being anything other than sumptuously cozy, including the evening ones with their thigh-high slits and much of that ties into Azrouel's restraint. For example, a jumper and a swimsuit were both cut with near navel-grazing, deep v-necklines, but because they were kept clean with their soft white hue and lack of embellishments, they both worked.

Select models walked out wearing glasses that recalled 1930s era Howard Hughes aviation giving a quirky touch to otherwise more or less monochromatic looks. The other models stomped out with rusty eyelids which complemented the Israeli designer's looks well.