Let’s get the obvious question out of the way….
As I have been categorizing my posts in the tumblr to WordPress transition, I am transported back to some memorable moments. While tagging NYFW Spring 2010, I remember breaking into a sweat when meeting Yigal Azrouel and Joaquin Trias. I admire their designs, but I couldn’t help being a little weak in the knees when I found myself engaging them in conversation.
Hot-struck, I didn’t have the nerve to summon my Spanish (I’m fluent!) to communicate with Joaquin…or even ask for a photo for that matter.
Adrien insists Joaquin isn’t attractive, but as a woman who exchanged words with him after seeing his crisp, modern, and truly inspired pieces walk down the runway, I can tell you, this man seemed to be the whole package: tall, dark, handsome, talented, European ;)
Unfortunately he seems to think so as well. A quick Google search lead me to this article, that lays out his noble background and reports he proclaims himself to be the next Cristobal Balenciaga. Whoa there. Hold on to that ego man. His designs are fit for royalty, so it’s not a surprise that is who wears his couture. But humility will always trump over-confidence in my book.
As for Azrouel, you can read about his dating life on Page 6, which means you can throw my interest out the window. On the other hand, I adore his designs. Although casual, his basic ensembles are inspired and chic. You’ll find his ensembles are contemporary and unique in a different vein from Trias. While Trias uses geometry to accentuate his silouhettes, Azourel uses asymmetry to give character to his casual RTW. You can see his Spring collection collection I shot with my Kodak Zi8 for “Fashion In Full Color” here.
Both are showing collections at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Fall 2010 in February, so look out for them. I’ll be livestreaming from the front row, and will get up the nerve to shoot an interview as well :)
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