While Yigal Azrouël was designing his new collection, Cut 25, he had in mind a New York woman navigating the city's indie music scene. Her world is gritty, but her look is simple, chic and effortless. His muse--or the clothing she would wear--was on display at Fashion Houston this week, where Cut 25 was finally unveiled for public consumption.

"I thought it was great," Azrouël said. "I was very proud to see the models wearing my clothes."

Azrouël opened his show with an ecclectic series of black and white ensembles. His pieces were varied, with form-fitting dresses as well as those that incoporated flowing fabrics designed to move with the body. Weary of being pigeonholed, Azrouël's dresses also displayed unexpected cut-outs, black leather and even green and brown camoflauge. Even a dazzling kaleidoscope pattern made its way onto the runway, proving that with the Cut 25 collection Azrouël is not afraid to push boundaries. Asked to name his favorite piece, the designer struggled to come up with an answer. 

"There was not a specific piece I was most anticipating to show," he said. "It was the whole collection."


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