Yigal Azrouël debuted his eponymous women's Ready-to-Wear Collection in the fall of 1998, receiving instant acclaim, both commercially and critically. In 2000,Yigal opened his atelier and showroom in New York's Garment District,where 80% of his collection is manufactured today, and began his participation at New York Fashion Week. By 2004, he was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America. An avid surfer, born and raised in Israel of French-Moroccan descent, Yigal Azrouël draws inspiration from his travels,art, culture, architecture, nature and above all his hometown - New York City. The Yigal Azrouël woman is effortlessly cool and confident, and this modern muse is the definite source of inspiration for his designs. Known for his expert draping and defined construction,the Yigal Azrouël signature appeal is minimal and fresh, with a precise attention to detail. Azrouël defines his aesthetic using high quality fabrics to drape structured, ultra-feminine, modern silhouettes,sold internationally at select luxury retailers, online at yigal-azrouël.com and at his Madison Avenue flagship boutique in New York City.