Yigal Azrouël is a real New Yorker. Despite being Israeli-born and of French-Moroccan descent, the designer is defined by New York City. That’s where Azrouël runs his eponymous label, where he has his Garment District atelier, and where he produces much of his ready-to-wear collections. Despite having lived in the city since 1986, Azrouël still finds inspiration there every day, and it translates into his signature aesthetic of expert draping and silhouette-shaping construction.
York through the lens of a Leica TL digital camera. The TL is made of high-quality materials and with a painstaking process (among other steps in its creation, each camera is burnished by hand for 45 minutes). The designer used the TL to reveal a day full of unexpected beauty, presenting a soulful perspective on the infrastructure, environment, fashion, and spirituality of his adopted hometown.