Saint Laurent Spring 2015
Paris Fashion Week has begun, which means it’s time for Saint Laurent’s annual show! Held this season beneath the Eiffel Tower, giving this season’s collection an extravagant Parisian feel. Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello pulled inspiration from past collections while adding his own modernized styles into this year’s showcase.
The collection featured black suits with strong, padded shoulders – which had become signature silhouettes of Vaccarello’s work – as he experimented with different textiles including python skin and satin to play with proportions while playing with materials and color palettes (incorporating earth tones into his monochromatic color scheme) that gave each look an opulent, rock-chic aesthetic.
One look that particularly stood out was a black satin mini dress featuring a plunging neckline and an asymmetrical bodice, sure to please fashion enthusiasts with an androgynous aesthetic. Additionally, this collection included numerous necklines from cross-shoulder high necks to sensual off shoulders; its mix of feminine and masculine elements giving it its unique flair; this style will likely become a runway favorite!
One standout look from Vaccarello’s collection was a white fur chubby that covered only one arm and shoulder of a blouse, yet still exuded an effortless elegance. Floral prints and polka dots that nodded toward 1960s Pop art and culture also played a part in this retro collection; other motifs, such as cherries and stars added another nostalgic note. Glitzy platforms with plunging necklines and saucy draping featured prominently during his show; short hemlines — like flippy leather minis — kept things young and fresh.
As is customary at any Saint Laurent show, a celebrity front row attended: Hailey Bieber, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Moss and Shalom Harlow were just some of the attendees. SEVENTEEN star Jeonghan also made an appearance, dressed in his elegant two-piece suit featuring white shearling detailing paired with black leather heels to complete his ensemble.
No doubt Vaccarello has made his mark at Saint Laurent, but the legacy of this legendary label will endure long into the future. Saint Laurent created the leather jacket in 1966 – so paying homage to that iconic silhouette was only fitting and was an appropriate way to end this show.