Anthony Vaccarello Delivers A Potent, Sensual Collection With An Edge At Saint Laurent
At Yves Saint Laurent’s Fall 2018 show, Anthony Vaccarello sent out a bevy of lovely lasses in full control of their sexuality and femininity in a badass way. The looks were mostly all black, which is fitting for the political #MeToo movement currently sweeping the nation. Masculine silhouettes like sharply tailored trousers suits and jackets were empowering and proved to be equally as sexy as the flirty, leather shorts and dresses. There was a display of bad girl 80s elements like extreme angular shoulders, sexy sequined floral dresses and revealing lace tops. “I really wanted a kind of ‘street show’ – something very sharp and inspired by the Russian collection of Monsieur Saint Laurent,” said Vaccarello. “I was going for more street and more masculine. Then I wanted an explosion of flowers and happiness – and a kind of sadness, also.”
The most predominant silhouette was a pair of short leather shorts paired with tall platform ankle boots and wide brimmed hats that covered half the models’ faces. An otherwise perfect combination if you want to make your legs look a mile long. Of his preference for shorter hemlines. Vaccarello says” Short, for me, is the best way to describe modernity.” Legs are not something you want to hide. An added benefit for the Saint Laurent woman, is she has zero problems dressing for the seasons. These looks can easily transition from spring/summer to fall/winter by simply throwing on a pair of tights and perhaps a fur coat.
This season, feather-adorned heels are the new statement shoe, yet they are a tad more subdued than last season’s “Yeti” boots. There was no sign of or allusion to the equally popular slouchy Swarovski crystal boots that sold out worldwide, however the new platform boots might do the trick. Overall, the collection was not in your face flashy and blingy. It was more about the subtle shimmer in not only the metallics and metal accents, but also the natural sheen given off by luxe velvet, leather and fur. Anthony Vaccarello understands what works and he is subtly tweaking his best sellers, refreshing them with updates that highlight his Rock n’ Roll aesthetic.