Saint Laurent goes brazenly sexy for spring '17
Saint Laurent showed brazenly sexy clothes for spring 2017.
Anthony Vaccarello presented his highly anticipated debut collection for the French label on Tuesday night (27Sep16) as part of Paris Fashion Week, after taking over from Hedi Slimane in April (16).
And the Belgian-Italian creative director didn’t disappoint with his offering, which cross referenced the heritage of the fashion house with modern fabrics, including matte black leather, chiffon and denim.
The show opened with a matte black minidress with puffed sleeves and sweetheart neckline, and was followed up by a black leather bomber, a biker jacket, and a shiny patent leather trench coat worn over a black velvet minidress with plunging neckline. The black garments were interspersed with a series of gold lame pieces, including an oversized blazer, draped miniskirt and flowing gown with long sleeves and asymmetric hemline.
The designs also played on Saint Laurent’s original work, mostly from the 1980s. Giving the tuxedo and Le Smoking jackets a modern twist, Vaccarello paired classic black pantsuits with sheer black shirts worn sans bra by female models. And a standout piece had to be a tuxedo-style minidress worn by a model rocking a serious Grace Jones-inspired hairdo.
But what will really get people talking was the ensemble model Binx Walton wore, as her strapless, leather wrap dress was folded down on the side so that her left breast was exposed, with Vaccarello opting to apply a sparkly, heart-shaped pasty over her nipple.
The brand’s iconic logo was also dotted throughout the collection, with YSL printed on the heel of stiletto shoes, earrings, and on the ankle of 10 denier tights.
Models wore little make-up and their hair loose, with accessories kept to a minimum. But some had biker boots or brogues with socks, creating a lightness which contrasted with leather basques and PVC macs.
Paris Fashion Week continues on Wednesday (28Sep16) with presentations from Lanvin and Rochas.