ATX New York Fashion Week spring 2016
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Dashing designer lets his romantic side shine through for spring 2016

Dashing designer lets his romantic side shine through for spring 2016

Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel floral silk chiffon gown with framed front detail. Courtesy of Yigal Azrouël
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel guipure lace jumpsuit with framed front detail and open framed back. Courtesy of Yigal Azrouël
Yigal Azrouel
Designer Yigal Azrouel. Courtesy photo
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel abstract floral silk twill shorts and chiffon blouse with framed overlay. Courtesy of Yigal Azrouël
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel crepe suiting jabot front dress with side tie detail. Courtesy of Yigal Azrouël
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
YIgal Azrouel abstract floral uncut fringe jumpsuit. Courtesy of Yigal Azrouël
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel guipure lace and chantilly lace contrast blouse, crepe suiting wrap skirt with side pleated detail. Courtesy of Yigal Azrouël
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel structured blazer with guipure lace cuff, contrast lace romper with front covered button detail. Courtesy of Yigal Azrouël
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel contrast guipure lace mock top with covered button sleeve detail and front pleat cigarette pant. Courtesy of Yigal Azrouël
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection
Yigal Azrouel Spring 2016 collection

Yigal Azrouël's designs are often minimal and very contemporary, with an urban edge. But for spring 2016, the designer known for his dashing good looks — Daily Beast has called him "fashion's hottest playboy," and the Wall Street Journal labeled him a "fashion stud" — has let his romantic side shine through.

His spring collection, presented during New York Fashion Week, has more of a feminine edge than some of his previous work, with delicate florals in pink and silver, see-through lace, colorful hand-crafted embroidery, and collars and hemlines with scalloped edges.

But his minimalist sensibility remains, with fluid architectural shapes, tiered overlays, and cutouts at the shoulder that frame a part of the body that is usually covered.

And just when you think Azrouël may be edging toward a "too girly" look, he throws a dove gray leather motorcycle jacket over a lace panel dress for maximum effect. Jumpsuits in guipure lace or abstract black-and-white florals and a lace jabot gown also get the mix between edgy and feminine just right.

Most front-row guests were enthusiastic as the models came out, but one toddler, sitting on his photographer father's lap, squirmed as his dad attempted to hold him and take photos at the same time — with varying degrees of success.