NYFW Sneak Peek: What Inspired Yigal Azrouël, Wes Gordon This Season

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Want to arrive at the shows today well-informed on what’s to come? Of course! To make it easy, we’ve asked designers to fill us in on the inspiration behind their collections, which will be hitting the runway today. Check back each day of New York Fashion Week for a fresh update…

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Yigal Azrouel
Yigal Azrouël (Photo: Courtesy)

Yigal Azrouël: “Modern, ambient romance.”

Wes Gordon
Wes Gordon (Photo: Courtesy)

Wes Gordon: “Modern romanticism. Bold yellows, slate blues, whites, and reds. Movement, energy, and Victorian detailing. Texture. Demure strength. Ironic combinations of floral lace and plaid cottons. Pleating and delicate fabric manipulations. Connections between material and form. A depth of secrets beneath a vibrant surface.”

Tanya Taylor
Tanya Taylor (Photo: Courtesy)

Tanya Taylor: “Textured cultures.”

Sally Lapointe
Sally Lapointe (Photo: Courtesy)

Sally Lapointe: “I dissected the balance of introvert versus extrovert. I wanted to bring the many facets of a personality to the surface by creating both mystery and exposure.”


Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson (Photo: Courtesy)

Betsey Johnson: “In fashion what goes around comes around, what’s old is new and what’s new is old…I’m really excited for my big bang.”

Nicole Miller
Nicole Miller (Photo: Courtesy)

Nicole Miller: “My Spring collection is a study in contrasts all inspired by New York City. The beauty of the flowers and trees in juxtaposition with the concrete and grit gave a lot of visual appeal. It has a softness with a hard edge. I combined a lot of elements, from the street art to the actual infrastructure, to create this collection.”

Jonathan Cohen (Photo: Courtesy)
Jonathan Cohen (Photo: Courtesy)

Jonathan Cohen: “Spring/Summer 2016 is inspired by the Japanese art form of KINSTUGI—repairing broken pottery with powdered gold, silver, or platinum dusted lacquer to create something utterly unique and new.  What attracted me most to Kinstugi was the idea of taking something old and making it new, almost enhancing its inherent beauty.”

NYFW Sneak Peek: What Inspired Yigal Azrouël, Wes Gordon This Season