Runway Recap: Yigal Azrouël, Tess Giberson, Timo Weiland + Saint Rita Parlor at STLFW
It was a record-breaking night for attendance and talent at Saint Louis Fashion Week’s highly anticipated runway show featuring some of the fashion industry’s most respected designers. Runway pros Yigal Azrouël, Tess Giberson and Timo Weiland took over the Midway at Union Station, presenting their impressive Spring 2015 collections to a sold-out crowd of St. Louis’ top fashion fans, professionals, business leaders (from the likes of Wells Fargo, Husch Blackwell and more) and VIPs. The best part? Men’s fashion was well represented with a stellar showing of fashion-forward pieces from both Weiland on the runway, and St. Louis native, Neil Bardon of Saint Rita Parlor, during the cocktail hour.
Shop the looks right off the runway of last night’s presentations by Yigal Azrouël and Tess Giberson today at Saks Fifth Avenue in Plaza Frontenac from 11am-3pm.
Saint Rita Parlor
Starting things off with a bang, St. Louis native-turned-LA-transplant Neil Bardon presented his debut unisex clothing line for his budding brand, Saint Rita Parlor, the second phase in the development of his already hip (and celeb favorite) line of eyewear with the same name. As guests chatted and sipped cocktails, Bardon led his 12-piece collection, “Funeral of Ghosts,” to the presentation wall, impressing the crowd with his unique take on menswear that represented both fashion—and Saint Rita Parlor’s—bright future.
Pastels and pop prints ruled the runway for Weiland’s spring collection that was inspired by backyards in LA. In addition to cool and casual women’s looks, his selection of male garments went from laidback surfer, to late-night party boy with the addition of crisp whites and color-blocking.
Sophisticated with a youthful edge, Tess Giberson showcased the future of the ever-present tribal trend (dare we say tribal 2.0?) with an effortless mix of geometric prints, pretty pastels and crochet details. Among the selections were sleek yet simple jumpsuits, separates seamlessly mixed and matched, and shapeless dresses that had us drooling at the thought of spring. The pleated skirt was also well represented, and took shape in a variety of forms and fabrications from shiny silver-coated cotton blends to sheer chiffon. Let’s just say spring sure is looking sweet when Giberson is in the picture.
Runway master Yigal Azrouël showed off his booming brand in St. Louis last night to a delighted crowd of fashion-loving fans. Chic, polished and pulled together, each look represented the powerful, assertive woman on a mission. His signature sassy dresses met their match with an enviable selection of stylish separates that featured futuristic cuts and peeks of pop details, giving the traditional power suit a fashionable upgrade.
More fashion to come on Style Notes as our STLFW coverage continues with another two days of stylish events!