The eyes of the fashion world were glued to the catwalk at the newly renamed Saint Laurent, as everyone was keen to see what new head designer Hedi Slimane would produce. What we got was a combination of signature Yves Saint Laurent shapes, 1970s references and Slimane’s super-skinny-trouser silhouette.
Primarily in monochrome with flashes of gold, the collection seemed to flow thanks to the abundance of capes, cloaks and coats that were worn over every outfit. Slim leather trousers revealed Slimane’s menswear influences. Clinging to the body they created a gamine look; matched with pussybow blouses and topped off with floppy 1970s-style hats, the look was nostalgic yet fresh.
The show culminated with a string of Yves Saint Laurent’s signature maxi-length gypsy dresses reinvented in an array of bright colours, a move that reinforced the message of the entire Saint Laurent spring/summer 2013 collection: the label is moving forward, without forgetting its past.
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