NY Fashion Week 2011: Yigal Azrouël

As written for I Heart Heels
Despite the 9am time slot at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Yigal Azrouël‘s Fall/Winter 2011 collection provided a much-needed jolt of energy to those in attendance. The energetic, menswear-inspired styles housed bright pops of color in electric pink, bold blue, kelly green and sunny mustard hues. The girl-meets-boy aesthetic was apparent in cropped pants, shearling-trimmed coats, tailored blazers and conservative-but-chic dresses and pencil skirts. And everything, I repeat (almost) everything, was cinched with a skinny black belt, including high-waist trousers, long-sleeve dresses and tuxedo jackets.

I envisioned wearing any of Azrouël’s outfits to a potential job interview — not too buttoned-up with just the right amount of chic. Front-row attendees like actress Vanessa Hudgens and model Alexandra Richards likely had the same idea.

Photos courtesy of Style.com, Tina Smithers. Video by Tina Smithers.

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