Season's Round Up # 46: SAINT LAURENT SPRING-SUMMER 2013
Slimane’s first showing for the now Saint Laurent Women’s RTW Collection evoked the designer’s signature rock edge aesthetic mingled with the label’s brand essence of a strong, empowered woman. The result was a strong collection that brought to life 70’s rock chicks, that I’d have to say would be well accepted in this day and age. It was actually quite refreshing to see a different vantage point to the era that’s been epitomized by flower power and bohemian credentials.
As with almost every other label for spring-summer, black was key in the collection though we saw bits of prints and sparkle here and there. What caught my attention though was, in spite of the seemingly tough collection that went down the runway emphasized by tuxedo jackets and skinny cut trousers, it imbibed a sense of feminism brought to life by the billowy chiffon blouses, flowing maxi dresses and sleeves. Accessorize it with gorgeous neck bows and you’ll have a paratrooper of femme fatales running down the runway. Beware boys! Oh! And who could forget the gorgeous cloaks, ponchos and capes that went down the runway?!! I immediately wanted to have one of my very own accessorized by none other than that gorgeous oversized brimmed hat, which each look had. Delish!
Suffice to say, I was enamored with the collection he made for Saint Laurent. Admittedly I was hesitant at first with all the changes he’s made prior to the show, but this collection really does highlight his brilliance and how he pushes the envelope with his excellent craftsmanship of his own design aesthetic mingled with the label’s very own persona. So kudos to Mr. Slimane! I personally can’t wait to see more.
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