The Yigal Azrouël woman is full of complexity. She portrays a sense of androgyny that can teeter towards the masculine or the feminine. She embodies strength and vulnerability, edginess and sensuality. For the designer’s behind-the-scenes Resort 2014 film, which we are pleased to exclusively premiere, British filmmaker Stephen Bell explores these dualities and contradictions. Starring Louise Parker and styled by Keegan Singh, the film’s simplicity allows the viewer to unravel some of that intangible magic so alluring about Azrouël’s designs.
“I wanted [Stephen] to be a fly on the wall in our photo shoot,” explains Azrouël. “He was really able to capture Louise’s sexiness in her natural beauty.” At times unaware of Bell’s lens and at others facing it head-on, Parker carries the clean, graphic resort collection with a sense of effortlessness akin to her stunning aesthetic. “The whole vibe really works for the collection, which is quite easy and masculine but mixed with strong elements of sensuality, like in the sheer fabrics and bustiers,” says the designer. And as with everything Azrouël does, we are left wanting more; is it resort season yet?