Saint Laurent SS17 Ready -To-Wear Review

It was the week of new beginnings as another new creative director set the stage with Saint Laurent. 

Preceding Hedi Slimane - a tough act to follow - Anthony Vaccarello's collection played it safe. Using mainly black, his focus was more on the design of the garment rather than the style. Consequently, the sweetheart necklines and asymmetrical dresses (my favourite) were a show-stopper along with his jaw dropping accessories.  As mixed reactions were present in the audience, I thought to myself "Is this the same Saint Laurent woman that Slimane had targeted?" As the show progressed, the answer to my question was a simple yes, yet, with a twist. 

The Saint Laurent party girl had been present both in Slimane's and Vaccarello's collection but with a different edge. The rock n' roll quality portrayed by Slimane was long gone and had been replaced by a more 70's club vibe; the biker jackets, animal print dresses, gold cuffs, YSL engraved pantyhose, and tassel earrings made for extravagant party girl accessories. It truly goes to show you that it is all within the details. 

Every model looked extremely sophisticated yet in a subtle manner due to the articulate detailing. In a way, the one sleeved dressed portrayed that this woman is not afraid to take risks; the breast exposing dresses symbolize her bold and daring attitude. Whether it's for strutting the streets of Manhattan, or partying at the hottest club in the city, this party girl owns the night. 

🖇  Seems as if Saint Laurent is in good hands 🖇 

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