-“I’m like a little kid when I begin designing each season,” explains Yigal Azrouël two days before his fall 2010 ready-to-wear collection hits the runway in New York. “I get very excited and have a million ideas floating around in my head.” With model castings and fittings in full swing, Azrouël, and stylist Kate Young, give us a glimpse at his “structured, cohesive” new collection, complete with killer bags, Manolo Blahnik shoes, and Pamela Love jewelry. The designer describes his relationship with Young as a “long happy marriage”—the two met in an elevator years ago and have been collaborating ever since. For fall, we can expect texture (think chunky knits with a structured shoulder), edge (sleek zipper and stud details), and, of course, subversive sexiness.
—Violet Moon Gaynor