Cut25 by Yigal Azrouël

Judging by the first Resort ’15 collections, fashion isn’t ready to kick its sneaker fetish just yet. Case in point: Yigal Azrouël, who styled the looks in his new Cut25 lineup with crisp, white tennis shoes. While the designer won’t be producing the trainers, they complemented the relaxed, sporty vibe he was going for this season. Azrouël’s laid-back approach was most evident in a white jumpsuit and oversize T-shirts cut from a soft, double-face crepe. Those pared-back pieces channeled a nineties-inspired minimalism, as did the standout navy suit that came in a flattering technical twill—its slouchy, cropped trousers were a refreshing change of pace from his staple, second-skin leggings. Speaking of skin, Azrouël didn’t abandon his sexy, body-con aesthetic altogether here, but the fit-and-flare tennis dresses and stretchy cutout sheaths (the ones that combined nautical stripes and Chantilly lace were terrific) seemed a bit more casual and easy to wear than his standard va-va-voom fare. Other highlights included lightweight scuba separates featuring graphic, engineered prints, which added an energetic jolt of color to the mix, and chunky hand-knits backed in lightweight georgette silk. All in all, this outing felt firmly in touch with the here and now and was a definite step forward for Azrouël’s contemporary line.
—Brittany Adams
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